The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday gave the final approval for children ages 5-11 to get a Covid-19 vaccine.
I would like to tell parents to give it a some time before you allow your young child to get the jab.
I’m not an anti-vaxx person, but this seems to be a rushed approval that could go sideways very quickly.
Don’t let politicians tell you your child needs it so that the upcoming holidays will be safe. This is the tactic they will use. There will be no mandate anytime soon for this age group.
I would suggest that you get your child tested for antibodies first. There is a good chance they had Covid-19 and did not show any signs of the infection.
It’s one thing for an older person with other health complications to get vaccinated, it is a whole different situation for a 5-year old to get an experimental vaccine with little long-term history of the shot.
In NYC there will be no mandate because Mayor Bill de Blasio does not want the headline in the news to be that so many minority kids could not attend school because of a lack of vaccinations.
He knows that the Black and Hispanic communities have a far lower vaccination rates in the city.
The mayor citing his “equality of outcome” would rather take the salaries of first responders than mandate that people in public housing or receiving other government benefits be required to get the jab.
With all this in mind, give it some time before you have your child vaccinated.
A quick quip on the Virginia governor’s race.
I often note that we are living in a computer simulation and that the simulation often winks back to us.
The Virginia Republican winner ran on a platform of allowing parents to have a larger say in what their children learned in school. It was a major theme in the campaign as Election Day approached.
So what was the ultimate winner’s name? Youngkin.