NEW YORK CITY (LifeSiteNews) — New York City is now offering $100 incentives to encourage young children to get jabbed with the COVID-19 shot after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted last week to approve the injections for children between the ages of 5 and 11.
In a press conference last week New York’s Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the $100 payouts to be awarded to children who get the shot, saying, “[w]e really want kids to take advantage, families to take advantage of that.”
The push to vaccinate young children comes despite the fact that children face extremely low risk from COVID-19. This combined with the thousands of reports of serious adverse events and deaths following the jabs has led numerous experts to criticize the push to inject children with the experimental shots.
The financial incentive, which has been offered by the city to adult New Yorkers since July, was extended to children after a CDC panel unanimously voted to recommend Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 jab for 5 to 11-year-olds on November 2, making some 28 million U.S. children eligible for the experimental shot.
“Parents: I know you’re eager to get your child vaccinated against #COVID19,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky tweeted out last week after giving the final approval for the jabs to be distributed to elementary school-aged children.
“The distribution of the vaccine started this week & will be available at full capacity next week. I encourage parents to talk to your pediatrician about the importance of getting your child vaccinated,” Walensky said.
Just a day after the CDC recommended the abortion-tainted shots for young children, Mayor de Blasio announced New York’s public schools would immediately begin rolling out Pfizer shots to the newly eligible young children.
“In each of our schools that has kids in that 5-to-11-year-old range, we are going to have a day for each school when vaccination is provided at the school building itself. That will start next week, and we will carry it over into the following Monday,” de Blasio said at a November 3 press conference.
He added that parents would be required to accompany their children to get the shot, or at least provide verbal consent over the phone.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 3, 2021
In another press conference the following day, de Blasio stated that children newly eligible for the Pfizer drug will also be eligible to receive a $100 incentive for getting the inoculation.
“We really want kids to take advantage, families to take advantage of that,” the New York mayor said. “Everyone can use a little more money around the holidays, but more importantly, we want our kids and families to be safe.”
Nonprofit public education news site Chalkbeat reported that elementary school-aged children who get the COVID-19 jab at either a school vaccine clinic or a city clinic in any of New York’s five boroughs will now “be eligible for the $100 incentive that the city has offered since late-July to new vaccine recipients getting their shots at city-run sites.”
“Once children get their first dose, families will receive an email with instructions on how to select a pre-paid $100 debit card or another incentive, including free tickets to sporting events or city attractions,” the outlet reported.
Almost 17,000 New York City children between the ages of five and 11 have gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a public school vaccination site since last Thursday, officials announced. https://t.co/yluvW6E4yi
— amNewYork (@amNewYork) November 8, 2021
Maud Maron, an Independent candidate for the New York City Council, told the Daily Caller that while “[p]arents who want to vaccinate young kids have that option now,” anyone who believes getting their kids jabbed “will restore normalcy has not been paying attention.”
“Teens were promised a return to normalcy if they were vaccinated,” Maron said. “That has not happened. Middle & High school kids are masked in class, limited in sports participation and cut off from normal school experiences like dances and plays.”
Jean Hahn, a New York City mom, also spoke with the Daily Caller, expressing concern about the experimental shots’ lack of long-term safety data and suggesting the $100 incentive to get the jab seems “like a bribe.”
“It is unknown how it will impact kids who haven’t transitioned through puberty,” Hahn said. “The Mayor’s monetary incentive is also strange – if it’s safe, then does this offer of $100 seem like a bribe?”
On Monday, just days after the CDC approved the jabs for children aged 5-11, de Blasio announced that over 16,700 youngsters in the city had gotten their first dose of the double-shot mRNA drug.
Low to risk of COVID to children, numerous experts condemn moves to jab kids
This summer, researchers with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found a “mortality rate of zero among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia” when they “analyze[d] approximately 48,000 children under 18 diagnosed with Covid in health-insurance data from April to August 2020.”
In response to the finding, lead researcher Dr. Marty Makary accused the CDC of basing its advocacy of school COVID vaccination on “flimsy data.”
In an October article for the Brownstone Institute, Dr. Paul Elias Alexander, who served in the Department of Health and Human Services during the COVID-19 pandemic under the Trump administration, called the push to vaccinate young children “dangerous” and “absolutely reckless.”
“The risk-benefit discussion for children with these Covid-19 injections is a very different one than that for adults,” Dr. Alexander said. “The fact is that this is a completely novel and experimental injection therapy with no medium or long-term safety data (or even definitive effectiveness data). If we move forward with the vaccination of our children without the proper safety testing, then we will present them with potentially catastrophic risk, including deaths in some.”
Late last month, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC moved to approve the shots for young children, Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch recommended that parents pull their children out of school rather than give them the jab.
“Honestly, I would organize with other parents to take them out of the school and create homeschooling environments,” Risch said. “There’s no choice. Your child’s life is on the line.”
While stating that COVID-19 vaccination “is not a high risk that’s going to kill every child,” Risch said the danger posed by the shots is “enough of a risk, that on the average the benefit is higher for homeschooling than it is for vaccination and being in school.”
Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA technology employed by the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has said that inoculating 28 million children 5 to 11 years old could lead to “1,000 or more excess deaths” while the risk from COVID-19 for healthy children is “about zero” and appears to be lower than the seasonal flu. Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, professor of medicine at Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, has called for an “unbreakable resistance” against children receiving the jab. In a recent lecture McCullough cited numerous studies while arguing that “the chance of myocarditis, and hospitalization with myocarditis, for one of these children who is going to be forced into vaccination … is greater than being hospitalized for COVID-19.”