The CDC is adding the Covid-19 shots to the Childhood Immunization Schedule. This will compel some states to mandate the jabs for school-aged children. It will also prompt other states who are not locked into CDC guidelines to opt into them anyway.
But not Florida. Not on Ron DeSantis’s watch.
“There’s been a lot of questions to our office about the CDC potentially adding Covid vaccine to the Childhood Immunization Schedule, and I know a lot of parents are concerned about that because if that’s on the immunization schedule the fear is that schools could potentially mandate your child to get a Covid shot even if that’s not something you want to do,” he said.
It’s a question that millions of parents are going to have to answer. This is why so many, including me, are pushing parents to at least go to private schools if not the better choice of homeschooling.
“As long as I’m around and as long as I’m kicking and screaming, there will be no Covid shot mandates for your kids,” DeSantis continued. “That is your decision to make as a parent. These are new shots.”
Then, he explained why this is the logical stance.
“By and large, most parents in Florida have opted against doing these booster shots, particularly for the young kids. The Surgeon General of Florida does not recommend this for young kids, for kids under 18, and basically his reason for that is there’s not really been a proven benefit for that.”
He added that he could get into the potential side effects but you don’t really need to do that because there hasn’t been a proven benefit.
As long as I am Governor, in Florida there will not be a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children in our schools. pic.twitter.com/oDXAj3c4Oy
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 20, 2022