Another Mandate? White House Warns Govs To Get The Kids Ready

The White House has told governors to start preparing vaccinations for children as young as five in preparation for the Pfizer mRNA vaccine being approved by the FDA

From NBC News:

The Biden administration has purchased 65 million pediatric doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, enough to vaccinate the estimated 28 million children who would be eligible should the Food and Drug Administration approve Pfizer’s request to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11, said an official of the Department of Health and Human Services…

In anticipation of the FDA green light, the administration has begun planning for the vaccination effort with states, pharmacies and medical groups. The administration told providers in a planning document last week that the vaccine for children will be delivered to thousands of sites within a week of FDA authorization.

Back in August Fauci signaled that he supports and advises children only being allowed in public school if they are vaccinated for COVID-19.

“I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea,” Fauci told CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “We’ve done this for decades and decades, requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis” vaccinations.

On October 1, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all children attending public and private K-12 schools need to be vaccinated. The order will go into effect once the FDA approves the use of the vaccine for each age group.

“We are all exhausted by this pandemic,” Newsom said. “We are exhausted by the seasonality of it. We are exhausted by the variants and mutations.”

“We hope this encourages folks to get vaccinated,” Newsom said. “We have no trepidation, no hesitancy in encouraging local districts to move forward more expeditiously…we expect on the basis of other similar requirements that you’ll start to see an uptick in people getting vaccinated well before those dates that are established.”

Joe said there would be no mandates and now he is getting ready to impose one on workers. If you thoughts mask orders were bad just wait until schools start imposing vaccine mandates.

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