Florida surgeons generally take a break on CDC advice and say the state will be the first to “officially recommend a COVID-19 vaccine for healthy children.”

Joseph Ladapo

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said the state would be the first to officially recommend that healthy children should not be vaccinated.Associated Press Photo / Chris O’Meara

  • Joseph Ladapo says Florida will be the first state to recommend for the COVID-19 vaccine for healthy children.

  • The surgeon’s announcement on Monday was broken by the CDC’s advice on COVID-19 jabs for children.

  • The CDC recommends inoculating anyone over the age of five.

Florida surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said on Monday that it would be the first state in the United States to recommend healthy children not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“The Florida Department of Health will be the first state to officially recommend a COVID-19 vaccine for healthy children,” Ladapo said.

Ladapo announced the move at event Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held the event entitled “Curtain Close of the Covid Theater”.The name of the panel seemed to refer to last week’s press conference Here DeSantis snapped to some high school students He stood behind him, wore a mask, and criticized them for attending the “COVID Theater.”

With Ladapo Other panelists at the event The vaccine suggested giving children limited protection against COVID-19, inconsistent with advice from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We are cutting the bottom of the barrel in that we can accurately or confidently quantify the potential for benefit, especially for healthy children,” Radapo said of the vaccine for children. rice field.

CDC recommendation Everyone over the age of 5 is vaccinated with COVID-19, and vaccination of children helps protect vulnerable families and prevent children from becoming seriously ill if infected with Covid. be careful.

Ladapo did not elaborate on when his recommendations would be officially announced by the Florida government and did not immediately respond to insider requests for comment.

“You have such a lack of confidence in medical institutions and the CDC, and the politicization of those institutions, and that is not a good precursor to us as a future society,” DeSantis said in a statement by DeSantis. Said after.

DeSantis added that he saw “a dislike of the actual data if it contradicts the story.”

“And, in fact, weigh the costs and benefits regardless of whether it is a blockade, a school closure, or whether a healthy 7-year-old child should be vaccinated with the COVID vaccine. Failed, “he continued.

November, CDC Green Light Pfizer’s low-dose vaccine for children ages 5-11.. Since then, 22 million children have been vaccinated, including 1.1 million children from Florida. CNN..

“There were about 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 in the United States, and during the pandemic, there were about 2 million cases of COVID-19 in this age group,” said the CDC. report.. “COVID-19 can make a child very ill and hospitalize the child. In some situations, complications from the infection can be fatal.”

Ladapo, DeSantis Nominee, Surgeon Director, Dodge multiple questions About the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine at his confirmation hearing in January.He is also broken on some occasions with the advice of a public health expert Promotes unproven treatment of COVID-19 such as hydroxychloroquineAnd to people Stop relying on the COVID-19 test.

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