Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo will recommend against Covid vaccination for healthy children.
Healthy children in Florida shouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine.
That was the firm message from Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo on Monday, who announced the Florida Department of Health will officially recommend against the COVID-19 for healthy children.
In doing so, Ladapo said Florida is the first state in the country to directly contradict guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which currently recommends that everyone ages 5 and older get the coronavirus vaccine.
Speaking during a COVID-19 roundtable in West Palm Beach on Monday, Ladapo cited a recent study from the New York State Department of Health, which looked at Pfizer’s coronavirus shot and found the vaccine’s effectiveness against hospitalizations in children ages 5 to 11 dropped from 100% to 48% over the course of about six weeks between Dec. 13 through Jan. 24.
During that same time, the vaccine’s effectiveness at preventing COVID-19 infections in children plummeted from 68% to 12%, the study found.
Florida will officially be the first state to recommend against the Covid-19 vaccine for healthy children.
#BREAKING: Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo announces the state is going to be the first to recommend against the COVID-19 vaccine for healthy kids. https://t.co/6WyvgYczS2 pic.twitter.com/gSxA2g2YOn
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