GOP governors push back on CDC’s Covid shots for kids recommendation


Republican governors around the country are saying “no” to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s committee recommendation that Covid-19 vaccines will be included in the regularly scheduled shots for children.

On Thursday, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to add the shot to the long list of immunizations that children get in America, a list that is followed by pediatricians, parents, schools, and others who follow the health of children.

If the director of the CDC accepts the committee’s recommendation — and she almost certainly will — some states will automatically adopt them for children who enter Head Start, preschool, or regular school, which would mean a vaccine-like product that is still authorized under an emergency order would be used on children.

“As long as I am governor, in Florida there will not be a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for children in our schools,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in response to the CDC’s still-advisory recommendation. “I get a kick out of it when people kind of compare it to (measles, mumps and rubella shots) and things that have been around for decades and decades. These are new shots.” 

“Under my watch, there will be no COVID vaccine mandates for kids — period,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa. “In fact, we signed a law that prevents it. It’s the parent’s decision, not the government’s.” 

“I will never mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for Idahoans of any age group, especially children,” said Gov. Brad Little of Idaho. “As long as I am governor, that decision will be determined solely by parents, families and individual citizens.” 

In Alaska, there is no such trigger, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the Department of Law have fought all such mandates, including joining lawsuits to protect National Guard personnel from having to be vaccinated. It’s expected he would not allow a vaccine mandate to be in effect with children, based on his past stance on medical freedom.

The same CDC committee earlier this year had recommended that infants who are older than six months get a Covid vaccine, and any boosters that come on the market when they are eligible for it.

In June, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Adding them to the list of scheduled vaccinations makes it more likely the shots will be required in jurisdictions around the country who care for children.


  1. Once again, the CDC mentality is BS. Get the corporation of the United States out of our country and lives, they are doing nothing but leading the sheeple to the slaughter.

  2. This is Communist China type of control. There has not been anywhere near sufficient testing to require a mandate. All this will do is further the migration of children out of public schools and into private, charter, and home schooling. Time to defund the schools and start laying off some of these tyrants destroying our childrens’ lives.

    • Ok, it is not a mandate – it is a recommendation. It is being added to the list of recommended vaccines, not requires. Albeit could a recommendation become a mandate…I do not know. I am not pro-vaccine, nor a fan of CDC, but still I am seeing much misunderstanding.

  3. People with eyes to see understand, and are acting accordingly. Those with scales over their eyes are insisting that everyone be on the same path that they are. It is altogether a grim reality that we have entered into, and more so than it otherwise would have, death will be our constant companion, the rest of our days. Doing absolutely everything possible to minimize any further damage to humanity is absolutely essential.
    All leaders who stand and deliver are worthy of respect and gratitude.

  4. One would hope that maybe Dunleavy would take a page from Ron DeSantis. Right now this is a recommendation not a mandate. It seems to me a good idea to take a stand now before recommend becomes require.

  5. This will be our last opportunity to tell dunleavy to grow a pair, get a spine, stand tall, and all the rest of the crap that has been given to him from all the very disappointed Alaskans who have had a chance to talk with this pos boy child ! I m betting that he will continue to stay silent!
    Why vote for him???

  6. Gov. DeSantis has already spoken out, unlike Dunleavy, who has allowed Zink to push the jabs hard, and hasn’t told the truth about high enough vitamin D levels even one time, the key, unlike DeSantis’ surgeon general, who has mentioned D.

    Dunleavy’s PR man, Dave Stieren got seriously upset at me for telling him they haven’t told the truth about D at all, and even brought it up on the Mike Porcaro Show, he was that angry.

    Dunleavy recommended Zink receive an award for “saving so many lives” here in Alaska; though, hardly any would have died had they had high enough vitamin D levels.

    They lie by commission and omission, and never apologize for the tremendous harm they have done.

    Charlie Pierce would be infinitely better, but he doesn’t seem to be seriously campaigning, and won’t call out Dunleavy and Zink’s medical tyranny, including force masking all state employees, etc..

    Video: Ron DeSantis promises there will be no children’s COVID vaccine mandate to attend school in Florida

  7. Some European countries have discontinued the recommendation for children to receive the covid vaccines. The kids are low risk for covid side effects, but the long term shot side effects are still unknown. Not worth the risk to the next generation.

  8. Where are you Mike? It’s time to stand tall. Quit listening to Zink and do the right thing. I can guarantee one or more of your opponents will grab the opportunity. I will vote for whomever promises to exclude the clot shot for the children schedule in Alaska.

  9. Dunleavy has Zink. Despite a large public outcry he refuses to let her go. She is a hardcore gene therapy shot supporter. He has said nothing on this. My family members are ready to pull thier kids from government schools. I would. We also wont be voting for him but expect it wont matter as most of Ak is just as spineless or uninformed.

  10. 20 Governors have said they will not allow Covid vaccine mandates. Where is a statement from Governor Dunleavy, aka The Cowardly Lion on this? Is he going to allow Dr. Zink and her boss, the CDC, to mislead him again?

  11. There are these things in the world called eugenicists. They don’t like others who underlive them. They have a couple of decades of Germania scientists behind their worshipful cult. They have an agenda of cleaning the “earth” aka the USA of “deplorables” and etc. They hunt particularly lately for their prey in hospitals etc. The dutch believe the brits “underlive” them. Who do you underlive? See ya…

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