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Dr. Erica Pan. (Photo: Alameda Co. Facebook page)

State Health Officials Announce Rollout Vaccination Plan For Children Aged 5-11

Vaccine is set to be administered to new age group as soon as next week

By Evan Symon, October 28, 2021 2:28 am

California state Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan announced on Wednesday that vaccinations will open up to 3.5 million children ages 5-11 in the state by the end of the week once final national approval for pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations are given.

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Earlier this month, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a vaccine mandate for all school aged children in grades K-12 to attend class. While the vaccine had been given a minimum age of 12 to administer, Newsom’s order  noted that  younger children would be included once the approval was given for them.

On Tuesday, FDA vaccine advisors began to recommend approval for kids aged 5-11. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky noted that the vaccine for that age group had an efficacy rate of around 91% in preventing COVID-19 in children, with no side effects shown in clinical trials. Mixed with a growing number of pediatric cases and herd immunity not yet being achieved, including 66 child deaths because of CVID-19 since the beginning of the year, full FDA approval is likely soon.

With Pfizer now shipping out child vaccines in preparation, Dr. Pan said on Wednesday that California is preparing for approval and will have 1.2 million doses ready to distribute in the first week. 4,000 sites and over 1,000 providers will also be assisting in the next wave of vaccinations.

“We have around 4,000 sites that are ready to administer and over 1,000 providers across the state enrolled to vaccinate,” Pan said. “And more than 860,000 doses of vaccine have already been ordered. This is our opportunity to protect another 9% of our population. This is another important turning point in our fight against COVID-19 and gets us closer to achieving full family protection against the virus.

“The more vaccinations we get into the arms of eligible Californians, the more we stop the spread and shrink the pool of people vulnerable to COVID-19. This will get us closer to ending the pandemic. Our youngest children have remained vulnerable to the highly contagious virus as older Californians have received their vaccine. Now the time is coming to protect them. There have been more than 35 pediatric deaths from COVID-19 in California alone, and this is more deaths than we see with flu in a very bad flu season. There simply is not an acceptable number of child deaths when such an effective and safe prevention are available.”

Vaccines expected to become available for ages 5-11 next week

However, despite the prepared network, as well as efforts to add more school locations to administer the vaccine, vaccinations will not be available overnight. In addition to federal finalization, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup will need to complete a review of the vaccine for approval in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state. While no date has been given as a “start” date, it will likely come some time next week, with a full two dose inoculation goal by Christmas, due to the three week second dose period.

CHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly (Photo: Zoom)

“We enter into these next many weeks confident in the state of play with vaccines and their ultimate protection of so many, but cautious and vigilant with our guard up,” said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly at the Wednesday briefing. “COVID does cause severe disease in young kids. Any avoidable preventable impact — whether it’s death or severe disease and long-term chronic conditions for young people — if we have a safe effective measure to avoid it, it’s one that we want to emphasize and make available.”

However, the addition of a younger age group is widely expected to spur even more student pullouts and homeschooling efforts by parents who don’t want their child to receive the vaccine, with the highest numbers expected to come from districts that don’t offer many exemptions.

“Younger kids not getting the vaccine have been a ‘saving grace’ to parents who have been really uneasy about pulling their students out of school,” explained Alyssa Hutchinson, an Orange County homeschool transfer advisor who helps parents move to homeschooling options online, to the Globe on Wednesday. “It’s about to become a reality and I’m expecting a large wave of parents asking for help very soon. It usually takes a day for most parents to react for news, so it will be a very busy day for me tomorrow. I’m already seeing an uptick in e-mails right now and I’m afraid to look at my work phone’s unread text amount.

“You also need to realize that these are some of their youngest children the mandate will now be covering. Parents will not respond well.”

Vaccines are expected to begin being administered next week for children aged 5-11.

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19 thoughts on “State Health Officials Announce Rollout Vaccination Plan For Children Aged 5-11

  1. That age group will have an EUA, not full FDA approval. How can the CA DPH get away with mandating this in public school students? Does not the law require only fully FDA-approved vaccines to be mandated?

  2. Evan Symon is a master of communist propaganda. Regurgitating the obvious regime falsehoods while omitting the obvious evidence otherwise. He doesn’t even try the “mild myocarditis” line, he follows his regime masters and ignores the damage and death altogether. Lies by omission are devious, they might prevent one from being judged at Nuremberg 2.0, but they are still lies, and his reporting makes the California Globe reek of controlled opposition.

    1. X, Evan Symon is a reporter, not a political opinion columnist. This article is reporting what the state is doing with more vaccine rollouts for children, and not presenting opinion about it.

      1. Dr. Eric Ruben, a Harvard Medical School professor and FDA adviser, responded: “We’re never going to learn about how safe this vaccine is until we start giving it. That’s just the way it goes.”


        This full-fledged communist assault on civilization has been going on for twenty months. Hiding behind “I’m just reporting on the State” is no longer a valid claim of neutrality. Lies of omission are a form of political commentary.

        I’m glad to find reporting here that I wouldn’t otherwise see, but y’all need to open your eyes already.

        1. Ms. Grimes, this is the last comment I will leave on the site. Including a quote from KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov:

          “Exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures. Even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him concentration camp he will refuse to believe it”

          Open your eyes. Schools are suffocating students and putting the non-compliant in confined isolation. Making students eat outside in the rain. Constant “health testing” with results sent to corporate cloud data companies. Now we’re looking at forced experimental injections of children, with mere presence at school counting as parental consent, even though we don’t know the short-term or long-term consequences.

          Learn from history, or those of us who did will watch you repeat it.

    2. X – don’t blame the messenger… Blame those that are purveying this Communist takeover and DO something about your righteous indignation…

      This madness MUST STOP NOW….

  3. The published evidence is conclusive that the risk of severe illness or death from Covid-19 in children is statistically zero. It is clear that children are at very low risk of spreading the infection to other children, of spreading to adults as seen in household transmission studies, or of taking it home or becoming ill, or dying, and this is settled scientific global evidence. Children are less at risk of developing severe illness, and also are far less susceptible and likely to spread Covid. Any mass injection/inoculation or even clinical trials on children with such near zero risk of spread and illness/death is contraindicated, unethical, and potentially associated with significant harm. A team of Johns Hopkins researchers recently reported that when they looked at a group of about 48,000 children in the US infected with the virus, they found no (zero) Covid deaths among the healthy kids. It will be disastrous to children if we move forward with vaccines without proper safety studies. There is no data or evidence or science to justify any of the Covid-19 injections in children.

  4. As a parent, I and only I can protect my child from harm. The government including the current CDC and FDA committees do not care what the future holds for your children. Myocarditis is not a mild side effect, it is permanent heart damage according to a top cardiologist, Dr. Peter McCollough. The muscle around the heart will grow scar tissue. Why would any parent risk that amongst other side effects? According to CDC figures a healthy child has 99.998% chance of not becoming seriously ill from covid.

    Do your own research, use duck duck go, Google collaborates with Pfizer all for the money!

    Please start here, read 10 flag warnings from FDA committee approval:

  5. OK, the PEOPLE have had enough. TERMINATE ALL EMERGENCY POWERS TODAY. This is no longer a pandemic, so the emergency powers of the governor, county commissioners, city councils, and mayors throughout CA must end TODAY. Let’s neuter these buffoonish public servants who think of themselves as regents in the court of tyranny. ENOUGH.

  6. Insane! Why any parent would inject a child with an unknown vaccine to prevent a virus that is less than 1% lethal to children is hard for me to understand!

  7. Clot shots!!!! Get yer clot shots here…. CLOT SHOTS!!!!

    FFFauciism needs your money and Gates & Schwab have an Agenda 2030 depopulation / transhumanism agenda to get accomplished…

    Get your kids neutered and chipped here!!! Get yer clot shots!!!

    Mark Ghouly and his evil henchwoman Dr. Pan will help encourage you via non-stop psychological operations….

    Get yer clot shots!!!

    The only thing that blew their plans wide open and out of the water is that the side effects showed up much more quickly than they’d planned before the psy ops got everyone shot up with their “proprietary ingredients” as unraveled by Kingston….

    Truly malevolent and requiring resistance….big time resistance…

    Nuremberg 2.0 resistance….

  8. 37 Deaths and I bet my life that most of them died from other reasons like cancer. These kids are 6 times more likely to get Myocarditis then to die from Covid 19. If this does not finally wake up people nothing will. Sadly the majority of kids will suffer because of the stupidity of their parents. By 2030 we will be living with digital passports and a social credit system similar to the one in China. When that time comes you can all blame yourselves for letting it happen.

  9. By planning to give experimental vaccines for up to 3.5 million children ages 5-11 in the state that have killed thousands of people and injured hundreds of thousands, California state Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan and California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly are complicit in committing horrific crimes against humanity and they need to be held accountable?

  10. Genocide Satan loves mandates, Do not poison children. This is murder. You can not mandate EUA expirmental drug on anyone, the vaccine will change your DNA permantly. God has made the perfect immune system. Any man made immune system will only cause harm and death or worse.spend 15 mins of research your life and humanity depends on it

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