The CDC has officially added experimental Covid jabs to the routine childhood vaccination schedule. The final decision came on Oct. 20, one day after a CDC advisory committee made the recommendation on voted 15-0 vote.
The controversial decision to approve both Pfizer and Moderna jabs has already sparked heated debate in states across the nation. Many states use the CDC’s routine childhood vaccination schedule to mandate shots before children can attend public or private schools.
According to Alaska Statute (AAC 06.055) children must be vaccinated from the following diseases before they are allowed to attend public or private schools across the state: diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella and rubella. The only exceptions are for those with documented immunity or a medical or religious exemption.
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Debate over whether Covid shots should be added to school vaccination requirements is expected to become a political flashpoint in states across the country.
Several governors have already taken stances against mandating Covid jabs for students. Earlier this year, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill making it illegal to force students into taking the shot, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has promised that no students in his state will be mandated to take a Covid jab.
While Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has not addressed the latest CDC decision, he has consistently stated that he will not impose government mandated Covid shots on Alaskans.
Dr. Robert Malone, who was instrumental in creating the mRNA technology used in the Covid shots, spoke out forcefully against approving the jabs for routine childhood vaccinations.
Malone was part of a high-powered group of globally recognized scientists who gathered in Anchorage a year ago to warn Alaskans against vaccinating children or those who have recovered from previous COVID infections. The “Early Treatment Summit for COVID,” challenged Alaskans to band together in resisting vaccine mandates and closures of schools, businesses and social institutions.
On Oct. 19, Malone said the CDC’s is not basing its decision on scientific data, but rather regulatory capture, budgetary issues and politics.
“We all know the adverse event profile. It is horrific,” he said of Covid shots. “The small sample size in the clinical trials were poorly designed and inadequately powered. We all know other countries have completely stopped vaccinating children with these products.”
Malone said adding the jabs to the childhood vaccine schedule will serve to “completely break the trust of the American family in the CDC, as it should.”