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PRESS RELEASE: October 20, 2022

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Keller, TX. October 20, 2022. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously today to add Covid-19 shots to our nation’s childhood vaccine schedule. This action allows Covid-19 shots to join the ranks of the over 50 childhood shots that already enjoy freedom from any liability or consumer protection.  

Adding Covid jabs to the childhood schedule allows them to continue the liability protection of the Emergency Use Authorization despite the fact that children are the least likely to suffer serious symptoms or die from the disease. 

The fast tracked nature of these jabs, with their high injury and low efficacy rates, highlights the audacity of today’s ACIP vote and reveals the urgency the vaccine makers must be feeling to ensure that there is no gap in their liability shielding.

After pressure from Rep. Brian Harrison this morning, the Texas Department of Health Services quickly removed language stating that children needed “all-CDC recommended vaccines” in order to return to school. Perhaps the representative’s tweet reminded them that Texas does not require the entire CDC schedule for children to attend school or perhaps it was a signal that they want to change that fact.

Texans for Vaccine Choice Executive Director, Christine Welborn, called on Governor Abbott to make it clear that Texas will not allow these jabs to be forced on Texas kids, “Since the beginning of the pandemic, children have shown to be the most resilient to the disease. We are calling on Governor Abbott to join the ranks of other brave governors like Gov. Ron DeSantis by publicly assuring all Texas parents that he will not allow the ACIP, the CDC, or any other bureaucrats to dictate private vaccine decisions in our great state.” 

DeSantis’s remarks: https://twitter.com/GovRonDeSantis/status/1583154047972159488

About Texans for Vaccine Choice
TFVC exists to protect and advance informed consent, medical privacy, and vaccine choice for all Texans by ensuring these issues remain at the forefront of political discourse, drafting legislation to further solidify these rights, spending hundreds of hours in Austin working with legislators to pass protective bills and stopping bad bills, and promoting candidates who strongly support our values. Learn more about Texans for Vaccine Choice here: www.texansforvaccinechoice.com.


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