CDC’s ACIP Votes to Add mRNA COVID-19 Jabs to Immunization Schedules for Children, Setting Standard For School Mandates

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on Thursday to approve the CDC’s revised recommended immunization schedules for adults and children for 2023, which added mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations.

The committee of doctors voted with 15 members unanimously in favor of the recommendation after a brief comment period.

The revised schedule now calls for children to begin getting jabbed with the COVID shots when they are 6 months old, Fox News reported. ACIP voted to add COVID-19 vaccines to the Vaccines For Children program (VFC) in a separate vote, Wednesday afternoon.

A CDC spokesperson insisted in a statement to Fox News on Wednesday that their decision does not alter official policy.

“It’s important to note that there are no changes in COVID-19 vaccine policy, and this action would simply help streamline clinical guidance for healthcare providers by including all currently licensed, authorized and routinely recommended vaccines in one document,” the spokesperson said.

While the immunization schedule doesn’t technically force the experimental shots on children, it can however influence states to mandate mRNA COVID injections for children to attend school.

“CDC knows this will precipitate mandatory COVID shots for many schools and sports leagues,” Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., explained in a tweet ahead of the vote. Massie included a screenshot of a slide from Wednesday’s meeting that said inclusion in the immunization schedule and the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program “is an important step toward inclusion of COVID-19 vaccines in routine vaccination program.”

In an earlier tweet, he posted a chart showing the number of the pediatric cases of vaccine-induced myocarditis (that the CDC will admit).

After the vote, Massie tweeted, “this will precipitate c-19 vax mandates to attend schools and play sports in many states. Has an EUA shot with so many serious recorded side effects ever been added to this list before?”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson alleged on his show Wednesday that more than 12 states follow the CDC vaccination guidelines to set requirements for children to attend public schools. “The point is, the CDC sets the standard, and then it becomes required across the country—and of course they know that! Of course they know that. If they know anything, they know that!”

He noted that the CDC took to Twitter on Wednesday to insist that states establish vaccine requirements for school children—not ACIP or the CDC.

Multiple news outlets across the nation have dutifully reported the CDC’s talking point: “No, the CDC isn’t requiring children to get the COVID-19 vaccine for school,” the headlines all say in unison. The sources for the CDC talking point:  The CDC, U.S. Secretary of Health Xavier Becerra, and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Carlson said he called the CDC and asked if they would deny that once they added COVID vaccines to their recommended immunization schedule, many schools and states will require it based on their recommendation.

“And of course they know that to be true—we caught them lying—so they didn’t even bother to respond to us,” Carlson told his audience.


The vast majority of children are not at risk of serious SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to the data.

The CDC’s decision comes amid alarming new research that shows young children are significantly more likely to have side effects following the mRNA COVID jabs than after other vaccines.

The thousands of children in the German study were also more likely to have severe side effects, independent journalist Alex Berenson reported on Substack.

“Of 7,800 children under five who received mRNA shots, 10 required hospitalization afterwards,” Berenson noted. “No children who received other shots needed hospitalization.”

Moderna has never published or publicized its clinical trial safety data, which showed that 24 out of fewer than 4,800 children suffered a serious adverse event, such as a high fever or swelling of four inches or more, following the shot.

The rate of 1 in 200 was nearly three times higher than the rate in kids who received a placebo shot. The gap was particularly notable in children under 2; 15 of the 1800 children that age who received the shot had an adverse event, compared to one of the 600 who received a placebo.

As it becomes increasingly clear the risks far outweigh the benefits for young people, 21 states have passed laws prohibiting COVID vaccine mandates for students.

The CDC’s inexplicable move is seen by critics as a means to give the pharmaceutical companies the complete liability protection they need to continue peddling the shots.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and icon of the anti-vaccine movement, has been warning that once the COVID jab is on the childhood vaccination schedule, the vaccine makers will be permanently shielded from liability for injuries and deaths that occur in any age group, including adults. Kennedy said first step of securing permanent legal indemnity for Big Pharma was when the FDA and CDC included COVID vaccines for children under the EUA.


Berenson said that he suspects that “the vaccine companies have told the Biden Administration they will not sell the shots without liability protection.”

Everyone involved at the companies and the White House is fully aware that a withdrawal must be avoided at all costs; they know how pulling the shots from the market would look.

But extending the emergency declaration past its new expiration in early 2023 would be absurd. Even the Biden Administration’s media water-carriers raised (a few) eyebrows at this extension.

The former New York Times reporter added that the only way forward for them is add the mRNA “vaccines” to the childhood schedule. “Any vaccine on the schedule is also immunized as the broader federal vaccine injury compensation program,” he explained.

In other words, the regime is sacrificing thousands of children and babies to death and injury so Big Pharma can remain protected from lawsuits over a product that causes death and injury.


Several Republican governors were quick to come out and pledge that there will be no school COVID vaccine mandates in their states.

Gov. DeSantis, as usual, led the way: “As long as I am Governor, in Florida there will not be a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children in our schools,” he said.

Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee, and Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri also took to Twitter to reassure their constituents that there will be no mandates in their states.

Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake also weighed in.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: The Covid-19 vaccine being administered to 14 month old Ada Hedge at Children's National Research and Innovation Campus, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)