(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally added the COVID-19 vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for both children and adolescents on Thursday.
Even though the COVID-19 virus poses no threat to young children, mRNA vaccinations against the virus do not prevent the person from getting the virus or spreading it and some people even died specifically because they received a COVID vaccine, according to the Gateway Pundit. Despite all of that evidence, the CDC and its advisory council still want to vaccinate children.
In Oct. 2022, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which provides advice and guidance to the CDC’s director about the vaccine use for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases, voted to recommend COVID-19 to be included in the 2023 childhood immunization schedule in 15 unanimous votes.
According to ACIP, children as young as six months old should get vaccinated against COVID-19. This and other vaccines may be administered on the same day.
As soon as the DCD approves it, the Department of Health can exercise its rule-making authority to add it to the healthcare and school schedule at any time.
On Thursday, the recommendation to include the new vaccine was approved by the CDC, doctors, nurses and pharmacists as they are bringing the COVID emergency declaration to an end.
“The 2023 child and adolescent immunization schedule, available on the CDC immunization schedule website, summarizes ACIP recommendations, including several changes from the 2022 immunization schedule,” according to the CDC’s website. “Health care providers are advised to use the tables, notes and appendix together to determine recommended vaccinations for patient populations.”
“This immunization schedule is recommended by ACIP and approved by CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the American Academy of Physician Associates, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners,” CDC added.
And the addition of the COVID vaccine only gives a more official recommendation to healthcare providers and schools.
“This means COVID-19 vaccine is now presented as any other routinely recommended vaccine and is no longer presented in a special ‘call out’ box as in previous years,” Dr. Neil Murthy and Dr. A. Patricia Wodi said in a statement.
“This, in a sense, helps ‘normalize’ this vaccine and sends a powerful message to both healthcare providers and the general public that everyone ages 6 months and older should stay up to date with recommended COVID-19 vaccines (including a booster, when eligible), just as they would with any other routinely recommended vaccine.”