The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) under CDC is scheduled to vote on Thursday on whether or not to include COVID vaccinations in their routine pediatric immunization schedule. As a result, companies may have total liability protection and be able to impose more mandates on children.
“This will allow the vaccine makers to escape product liability for the adult vaccines which means the “emergency” can end, but the liability protection lives on,” Steve Kirsch wrote.
These votes will determine whether or not the children are protected from receiving experimental vaccines.
“In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the following meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP),” according to the news release.
The meeting will take place on October 19, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT, and on October 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. EDT. This conference will be broadcasted live on the Internet. This meeting is open to the public.
The deadline for submitting written comments is October 20, 2022.
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
- Mail: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS H24–8, Atlanta, GA 30329–4027, Attn: October 19–20, 2022, ACIP Meeting.
“The committee is charged with advising the Director, CDC, on the use of immunizing agents. In addition, under 42 U.S.C. 1396s, the committee is mandated to establish and periodically review and, as appropriate, revise the list of vaccines for administration to vaccine-eligible children through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, along with schedules regarding dosing interval, dosage, and contraindications to administration of vaccines,” ACIP said.
“The agenda will include discussions on influenza vaccines, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccines, respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, dengue vaccines, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, COVID-19 vaccines and Chikungunya vaccine. Recommendation votes on pneumococcal, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule and COVID-19 vaccines are scheduled. A Vaccines for Children (VFC) vote on COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled,” it added.
Below is the draft schedule: