WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) — The Biden administration on Wednesday released its plan to vaccinate 28 million kids against COVID, should the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approve the shots’ use in kids aged 5 to 11.
The plan involves setting up shot clinics in places such as children’s hospitals, pharmacies and schools. The White House is preparing for FDA approval at an October 26 meeting and the CDC’s sign-off at a November 2–3 meeting.
The federal government “has procured enough vaccine to support vaccination for the country’s [pediatric population].” The dosage will be lower for the children’s shots.
“The Administration will make vaccination accessible and conveniently located to families across the country, including vaccination clinics at doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and school- and community-based sites,” the White House said on its fact sheet. “Nationwide, more than 25,000 pediatric and primary care provider sites will provide vaccinations for children, in addition to tens of thousands of other provider locations that serve children, including pharmacies, children’s hospitals, and community health centers.”
Biden’s team plans to use school clinics and local hospitals for its mass vaccination plans because kids feel comfortable there.
“Pediatricians, pediatric specialists, nurses and team members will administer the vaccine to kids in trusted, family-friendly settings that serve kids every day,” the White House said.
“Participating hospitals will work to partner with community- and faith-based organizations, school districts, and other partners” for local outreach. The jabs will be offered “at convenient hours that work for kids and their parents — such as after school, evenings, and on weekends.”
The federal government’s efforts include matching “vaccine providers” with school districts to “provide on-site vaccination clinics for their students and local communities.”
Children not at a significant risk for COVID
COVID does not constitute any significant risk of death for kids aged 0 to 18, according to the CDC’s own data. Only 442 kids aged 5 to 18 have died with COVID as of October 20. Another 195 kids younger than 5 years old have died with COVID.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which supports mass vaccination, said “nearly 6.2 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic,” as of October 14. It counted at least 558 deaths, based on data from 49 states and Puerto Rico. The medical group said states use different age ranges for children.
The overall rate of infection for kids works out to “8,208 cases per 100,000 children in the population,” AAP said. Only 16.4% of children have been infected with COVID. “At this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is uncommon among children,” the organization said.
Major media networks have severely misreported the number of pediatric COVID hospitalizations, adding to the confusion.
The New York Times “misstated the number of hospitalizations in U.S. children. It is more than 63,000 from August 2020 to October 2021, not 900,000 since the beginning of the pandemic,” the paper admitted.
An epidemiologist wrote on October 20 that vaccinating kids is “absolutely reckless” and “dangerous.”
“Regulators: please slow down and demand safety testing, no matter how long it takes,” Dr. Paul Elias Alexander wrote on October 20. He urged oversight bodies to performed “proper risk-benefit analyses and see that the injections are contraindicated in children.”
“Particular care is needed with regard to the potential widespread injection of children before there are any real data on the safety or effectiveness of these injections,” Alexander said.
He said the COVID jabs could “potentially kill thousands, if not more, of our children,” in an October 5 opinion piece for LifeSiteNews.