Must See: Infected Or Not, Biden's Doc Wants Your Kids Vaccinated

By Charles Susswein | Thursday, 23 June 2022 02:15
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White House Chief COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said Tuesday morning that all children should get the shot even if they have natural immunity from a previous COVID infection.

Albeit children are the least likely to be hospitalized or get severe complications from COVID, the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines for children ages six months to five years old last week, delivering the shots for the first time on Tuesday morning.

Despite data from the CDC estimating that 70 percent of children in the United States have already been infected with COVID, Dr. Jha encouraged parents to vaccinate their small children to add an "extra layer of protection."

"Covid has been quite common in children actually we think almost 70 percent of kids have ended up getting infected with Covid," Jha told CBS mornings on Tuesday.

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"Still worth getting the vaccine, it really offers an extra layer of protection and what vaccines do is they keep kids out of the hospital and that's why they are so effective," Dr. Jha explained. "And everybody deserves that level of protection. Even if your child has been previously infected the strong recommendation is to get your child protected."

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Parents will be able to choose from either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved both vaccines for the young age group.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday that all California school children will be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as soon as the FDA approval process is complete.

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"CA will require our kids to get the COVID-19 vaccine to come to school," Newsom announced on Twitter. "This will go into effect following full FDA approval."

"Our schools already require vaccines for measles, mumps and more. Why? Because vaccines work."

"This is about keeping our kids safe & healthy," the governor said.

This is the first vaccine mandate for K-12 school children in the US. Newsom notes in his tweet that the measure will be in full effect "following full FDA approval."

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Nowadays, the FDA allows for children 12 years old and up to obtain one of the COVID-19 vaccines which have been passed for use in the US. Teachers and staff will not be required to be vaccinated. Children are at substantially lower risk to COVID than any other demographic.

While there have been concerns stressed regarding the hazards of vaccines for young people, the FDA has moved ahead with approvals and is likely to approve lower doses for the under 11 age group.

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