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As soon as the FDA issued their stamp of approval for the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, we all knew this was coming. Beware, parents, COVID-19 vaccine clinics are popping up all over the state of Iowa in public schools. These vaccine clinics are not just showing up in the larger metropolitan areas, but in small-town Iowa.

VALOR Iowa has been contacted regarding the Pfizer Vaccination Clinic hosted by the Greene County Public Health Department for ages 5-11. This clinic will be held during parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Greene County Elementary School. Despite Jefferson being home to a hospital, two clinics, and two pharmacies, the Greene County Public Health Department, apparently,  deems it necessary to utilize the taxpayer-funded public schools to push an experimental drug on elementary students.

Superintendent Tim Christensen made the announcement Monday during the Greene County School Board meeting, “Give everybody a heads up, Public Health is in the process, through public health, will be giving immunizations, vaccinations, uh COVID vaccinations to children 5-11. They are going to do Tuesday night and Thursday night at parent-teacher conferences and then they have some clinic hours. I’ll be sending that blast out, again Public Health, Public Health is doing it…”

Christensen then turned the discussion to the proposed OSHA ruling and, despite no ruling from the courts at the time of this meeting, Christensen stated over the next two weeks they will be collecting the vaccination status of all staff. When other board members confirmed that there is a stay by the courts on the OHSA ruling, Christensen said that he does not want to do anything on this unless we absolutely have to, but “we have to be prepared.” As the meeting was ending a board member requested having Public Health come back for booster clinics for staff. It was encouraging, though, to see a few board members push back against these mandates.

These mandates and “public health” measures are being pushed on all in Iowa and has now infiltrated the schools and, for Greene County Public Schools, with less than 24 hours notice. Stay alert parents!

Author: Kathryn Kueter

Kathryn Kueter is the Public Policy Director of VALOR Iowa