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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended the state’s decision to not preorder COVID vaccines for kids under five years old. Florida was the only state not to order the shots.

“There’s not going to be any state programs that are going to be trying to, you know, get Covid jabs to infants and toddlers and newborns,” DeSantis said. “That’s not something that we think is appropriate, and so that’s not where we’re going to be utilizing our resources in that regard.”

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DeSantis noted the “risks outweigh the benefits” of vaccinating young kids. Earlier this year the state’s Department of Health broke with the CDC when it advised against the vaccine for healthy children from five years old to 17.

“Where are the other GOP governors,” wrote Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz. “Many European and Asian countries banned Moderna’s shot for those under 30 even when COVID was more of an emergency, due to the risks of myocarditis. Yet these governors are actively requesting a mega-dose 25 mcg shot for 15-pound babies at a time like this — after everything we know about the shots?”

Doctors in Florida are able to order the shots themselves. But the state itself will not participate in vaccinating the youngest children and is recommending against it.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Too much trust in “science” by know nothing state governments. Fortunately, DeSantis is a common sense governor and didn’t fall for the experts and CDC’s fear porn. If only we had more like him

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