Ron DeSantis Defies D.C. By Standing Up For Child Safety On Vaccines

( Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s unequivocal support for the Pfizer and Moderna injections for infants and children under five, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the state would not be ordering COVID-19 vaccines for young children.

The Governor responded to a query during a news conference by saying that there aren’t going to be any state programs seeking to give COVID jabs to children, toddlers, and newborns.

“We don’t think that’s appropriate, so that’s not where we’re going to be using our resources,” the Governor said.

DeSantis received swift criticism from the White House. According to Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, parents in Florida will have a more challenging time getting their children the vaccinations they need than parents in other states due to the decision.

At the White House briefing on Thursday, Jean-Pierre claimed that Florida’s pediatricians, for instance, would not have rapid access to vaccines because their state was the only one that had not pre-ordered. The alternatives available to parents at some pharmacies and community health clinics in the state are constrained by federal distribution routes.

In Florida, the vast majority of pharmacies and community health clinics still obtain their vaccines directly from the producers rather than through administrative services provided by the government.

According to a Miami Herald story, all states besides Florida have pre-ordered the vaccination for kids under five.

The FDA has not officially approved the vaccines for young children under the age of 5. However, following examination by a panel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, clearance is anticipated this weekend.
Desantis was criticized for allegedly “hating children,” even though since the beginning of the epidemic, small children have been thought to have little to no danger of developing severe disease from the infection.

Senator Rand Paul criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday for relying on inferred evidence rather than rigorous testing to support the approaching clearance of the vaccine for the nation’s youngest citizens.

Even Dr. Fauci acknowledged that no evidence supports the claim that the vaccine will lower young children’s hospitalization risk.

DeSantis stands by his remark for the population of his home state of Florida-

“We are affirmatively against the COVID vaccine for young kids.”