Florida Rejects COVID Vaccines for Kids, Only State to Not Preorder FDA Supply
Florida rejects to preorder FDA approved COVID vaccines for kids.
The U.S. Food and Drug administration has authorized the use of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children as young as 6 months old. But one state isn’t having it and is going head-to-head with the Federal Government.
The revolutionary decision to not preorder the vaccines by this week’s deadline came directly from Governor Ron DeSantis.
The Governor defended his decision this past Thursday during a speech where he claimed proudly “Floridians are free to choose, but the state won’t use its resources to inoculate young children.”
“Doctors can get it. Hospitals can get it. But there is not going to be any state programs that are going to be trying to get COVID vaccines to infants and toddlers and newborns. That’s not something we think is appropriate,” DeSantis said.
Even though the government in Florida won’t be preordering the jabs for infants, pharmacies and Doctors are still allowed to preorder the vaccines directly from the federal government.
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