Recently, the state conducted a roundtable conference in the West Plaza, Beach. In the end, Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said that Florida has received failing reports of COVID vaccines for healthy children.
According to him, Florida is becoming the first official state that is not recommending vaccines for healthy children.
DeSantis gathered a diverse group of health professionals for the roundtable. They participated and minimized the necessity of the vaccine for children. Some of them claimed that the benefits do not exceed the risks.
"The risk-benefit ratio for kids doesn't really justify vaccination," according to an agreement of around 17,000 physicians and medical scientists.
Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control both oppose such advice from the Florida state. Because both organizations say that children who are 5 or older should get vaccinated. Vaccines for children younger than six years old have not yet been approved.
However, many health experts are concerned about the governor's attitude to COVID-19. Lowering vaccination rates, according to Edwin Michael, an epidemiologist at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, would extend the epidemic.
According to the Florida Department of Health Statistics, 42 children under the age of 16 have died from COVID-19. the lives of another 481 people in the state, ranging in age from 16 to 29, have been claimed.
"COVID-19 vaccinations are extremely safe. They have a very minimal chance of side effects. The advantages of COVID-19 immunizations probably exceed the concerns. " Rasmussen went on to say that before mentioning that the vaccine is recommended for children by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
"Vaccines are the only means to prevent viral infections. Also, this pandemic has been one of the worst in my lifetime". According to St. Petery, a proposal that healthy youngsters should not be vaccinated is founded on no scientific evidence. Also, it does not make sense. Hopefully, the state of Florida's parents will overlook it.
Vaccines have "completely eliminated" several diseases, according to St. Petery. They are really useful and extremely safe.
Before Ladapo's statement on Monday, Michael added, youth immunization rates were already alarmingly low. He suggested that the state must review its new policies.
"Because of the remaining unvaccinated subgroups of the community, transmission is still persisting in Florida. Even though at lower levels it is still existing, "Michael said. " Continuous transmission will extend the pandemic's tail." It will allow infections to persist even after people lose immunity later this year. "
The governor's political rivals strongly objected to Ladapo's announcement.
"Dr. Lapado and Governor DeSantis are once again puzzling Floridians. They are spreading deadly COVID-19 misinformation that contradicts all medical advice". Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said.
A Democrat running for governor of Florida said "I urge all Floridians to continue to follow their doctors' orders." We must follow the COVID-19 advice, as well as that of the FDA and the CDC. Rather than listening to the anti-science conspiracy beliefs promoted by DeSantis and Ladapo."
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