DeSantis: No mandatory COVID jabs for kids despite CDC vote to add shots to immunization schedule


Florida’s firebrand Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is maintaining his reputation for resisting totalitarian COVID-19 mandates by pledging that school children in his state won’t be required to get coronavirus jabs despite the CDC’s vote to add the shots to its childhood immunization schedule.

The decision comes as a CDC committee on Thursday unanimously voted to greenlight the addition of the experimental mRNA COVID shots to the recommended childhood immunization schedule. The upshot of the vote is that many schools will add COVID shots to their required vaccinations, making the jabs functionally mandatory for many children.

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is expected to sign off on the decision.

Despite the CDC’s moves, however, DeSantis on Thursday declared that no Florida schoolkids will be forced to get the jab.

“As long as I’m around, as long as I’m kicking and screaming, there will be no COVID shot mandate for your kids,” Gov. DeSantis told parents.

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