In a clash with the Biden White House, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to refuse to have the state purchase vaccines for children under 5 years old.
“We are not going to have any programs where we’re trying to jab 6-month-old babies with mRNA,” he said during a news conference at The Pig Bar-B-Q in Callahan. “We still have not ordered it. We’re not going to order it.”
Per the Orlando Sentinel “Florida is the only U.S. state that did not preorder COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 before the Food and Drug Administration authorized them. After the FDA granted an emergency use authorization Friday, the state allowed health care providers to place orders for the vaccines, something providers in other states had been able to do since June 3.”
Democrat Nikki Fried, a Democrat challenging DeSantis for governor, blasted the decision and said “It’s just one more anti-science dangerous COVID denialism from the governor and Dr. Ladapo.”
Florida doctors will be able to directly order COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 from the federal government, the White House announced after Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state would not order them. https://t.co/srCPrZ8ETk
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 19, 2022