CBS News' “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, who seemed somewhat over excited about having her children vaccinated against Chinese Wuhan influenza, honestly sat down on Sunday with the former FDA director and Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb to talk about the Biden FDA's introduction of COVID vaccine for the youngest of children, ranging from 6 months to five years old.
He said in the following paragraph: (emphasis mine)
There will be pharmacies who are vaccinating children. CVS is planning to bring the vaccine into their pharmacies; however they're only transferring it into pharmacies with advanced healthcare providers, such as their MinuteClinics. There's a good chance that you won't observe a clinic being rearranged. Perhaps around hospitals for children you'll find some clinics that are standing up.
Most people are getting vaccinated as well as their doctors in their offices. It will take a bit more time to introduce the vaccine in the local setting, as it's harder to get the vaccine into children who are very young. It is essential to have people specifically trained to administer the vaccine.
His appearance comes following the announcement earlier this week that a committee from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the vaccination for infants. It was reported that CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on the decision last Saturday as reported by Scripps National News, which said that the FDA had already approved the recommendation earlier in the week.
News of Walensky signing off on the matter comes only hours after the CDC advisory committee unanimously voted that COVID-19 vaccinations are fine for youngsters from 6 months old.
The CDC's vote came within the same week when the Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna's and Pfizer's COVID-19 shot for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Scripps also provided specifics of the vaccines made by two manufacturers:
Pfizer will offer the three dose vaccine for infants between 6 months and 4 years old. young, and Moderna's 2-dose vaccine is for children aged 6 months to 5 years old.
The dose given to children for both vaccines is significantly less than the adult version.
Did you notice the strange language in Gottlieb's remarks above? I've highlighted them, to be safe. It's clear that there's an attempt to make a story that is distinct from other people and adults getting the same shots. If it's been this long you've probably taken the time (unlike the majority of modern-day news readers who read headlines and gossip) and watched the whole clip. That's why Gottlieb uses the term “primary care physician” whom patients are familiar with. In cases of kids, it's usually the pediatrician they've experienced.
The medical establishment may be finally admitting something that it has been avoiding – that this was the way vaccinations were dealt with throughout the years, but was left to be a medical decision between the doctor and patient. The bright side of the gloom for American families is that it appears like this is what's going to happen this time around with the vaccine for children.