The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has formally added the COVID-19 two-shot mRNA primary series injection to its routine immunization schedule for children as young as six months of age, despite the known harms.
In October 2022, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which provides advice and guidance to the Director of the CDC regarding the use of vaccines for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases, voted unanimously (15-0) to recommend that the experimental COVID shot be included in the 2023 childhood immunization schedule for everyone as young as 6 months and older. The COVID-19 shot and other vaccines may be administered on the same day.
However, the CDC presented data at its ACIP meeting on September 1, 2022, that confirms the COVID shots are not safe for children. The data presented were summaries of reports from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), Vaccine Safety Data Link (VSD), a private insurance-based system that monitors hospital records, and V-safe, a voluntary smart phone-based monitoring program that relies on text messages and web surveys. In the V-safe data as of August 21, 2022, for children ages six months through five years, 8,541 received Pfizer shots and 14,725 received Moderna. The data reveals that between 50-60 percent of these babies and young children reported a “systemic reaction” and approximately 10 percent had a “health impact.”
The data presented at the ACIP meeting also revealed that within seven days after vaccination, 40-50 percent of children 5-11 years of age reported a “systemic reaction,” 10-15 percent had a “health impact,” and 2-4 percent needed “medical care.”
Within seven days of vaccination, 60-75 percent of children 12-17 years had “any systemic reaction,” 10 to 25 percent were “unable to perform daily activities,” and 5 to 20 percent were “unable to work or attend school.” Therefore, more than 30 percent of children in this age group had a health impact after the second shot and booster dose and approximately two percent needed medical care.
The CDC data clearly shows that these injections are not safe for children and teens and should be discontinued immediately. Other countries, like the United Kingdom, stopped the COVID shots for children under 12 years, except for children in high-risk categories. Sweden has also decided against recommending COVID shots for children aged 5-11.
Under the new CDC guidelines, the agency recommends healthy children six months to 11 years old receive a primary series of two doses of the mRNA Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech monovalent COVID-19 injection, followed by a booster of the bivalent shot.
This also means the childhood vaccination schedule would increase the number of recommended injections from 54 to 72 over the course of a person’s childhood, between the ages of 6 months and 18 years.
In last week’s congressional hearing on the Biden administration’s response to COVID-19, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) asked CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, why the CDC broke with its own norms and put an emergency use authorization “vaccine” on the childhood immunization schedule for a virus that poses very little risk to children and for which the shot poses many potential side effects without preventing transmission.
Walensky stated, “The reason that the ACIP recommended the CDC put the COVID-19 vaccine on the pediatric schedule was only because it was the only way it could be covered in our ‘Vaccines for Children’ program. It was the only way that our under-uninsured children would be able to have access to the vaccines … That was the reason to put it there.”
However, the Vaccines for Children (VFC) is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children because of their family’s inability to pay. The CDC buys vaccines at a discounted rate for distribution to registered VFC providers. Children who are eligible are entitled to receive those vaccines recommended by the ACIP. On the other hand, the Childhood Immunization Schedule is the list of common vaccines the CDC recommends most children should receive.
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Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “The CDC continues its reckless actions to push experimental shots when they know they are harmful. This irresponsible act of the CDC will now result in many schools requiring the COVID shots for children. These mandates will be challenged in court and will face a similar fate as other mandates.”