State Of Florida Set To Issue New Recommendation Concerning COVID Vaccines For Healthy Kids
Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo stated on Monday that the Sunshine State is all set to formally recommend against coronaviruses for healthy kids.
Ladapo made this announcement during a roundtable event that was organized by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, which featured a group of doctors who have been critical of coronavirus lockdowns and mandates. It wasn’t immediately clear when Florida would actually release the guidance.
“The Florida Department of Health is going to be the first state to officially recommend against the COVID-19 vaccines for healthy children,” Ladapo went on to say toward the end of the roundtable discussion.
“We’re kind of scraping at the bottom of the barrel, particularly with healthy kids, in terms of actually being able to quantify with any accuracy and any confidence the even potential of benefit,” he continued.
Late last month, Ladapo and DeSantis announced new virus policy recommendations that discouraged mask-wearing and directed physicians to exercise their own judgment when treating virus patients, including the use of emerging treatments and off-label medications.
The Florida state Senate confirmed Ladapo as surgeon general despite criticism that his virus health policy is too aligned with the anti-lockdown and mandate politics of DeSantis.