California to Open Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccination Appointments for 12-15 Age Group

Covid-19 vaccinePress release from the California Department of Public Health:

California parents and legal guardians can schedule appointments for young people in their families aged 12+ to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine using the statewide booking system starting Thursday morning.

The more Californians who are able to get vaccinated, the better we can protect our communities and slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “Our efforts to protect the health and wellbeing of Californians are paying off, as we’re now leading the country with over 32 million vaccines administered and some of the lowest positivity rates in the entire country. Having vaccines expanded to teenagers is the next step in California’s path to safely reopening next month.”

This expanded eligibility comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) vaccine safety review panel and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended on Wednesday that the vaccine is safe and effective in protecting this age group against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. On May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Pfizer vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization to allow administration for 12- to 15-year-olds, following clinical trials that proved it safe for this age group with only non-serious side effects like fatigue and headache.

 

“Protection from COVID-19 is available for so many Californians already and now our 12- to 15-year-olds can join others in getting vaccinated,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly. “Young people have shouldered a significant burden during this pandemic. We look forward to now providing protection for this group to return to activities, especially as we look forward to the state fully reopening on June 15.”

About 2.1 million Californians are in this next eligible age group. California’s vaccine provider network has the capacity to administer about 6.6 million doses a week overall, including 2.5 million doses through providers who service this younger population. That is in addition to the doses available at local pharmacies, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other providers who receive allocations from the federal government.

“California is ready to safely deliver vaccines to young people aged 12 and up. We have streamlined the enrollment process to include more clinics and providers that can administer vaccines to this next age group where they can also catch up on other vaccines that may have been missed over the course of this pandemic,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan. “It’s important to remember that young people need protection against the severity and ongoing threat of COVID-19. California has had more than 500 cases of serious health outcomes among young people resulting from this virus, and cases are increasing among younger Americans and Californians who have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated. I am grateful to be able to protect my own teenagers now.”

The Pfizer vaccine is administered in two doses taken three weeks (21 days) apart. It has already been safely administered to millions of California adults, including more than 30 percent of 16- and 17-year-olds.

Pfizer was the first vaccine manufacturer to submit clinical trial data on the 12-15 age group to the FDA for authorization. Moderna is expected to submit trial data for the same authorization in the coming months. Johnson & Johnson is currently conducting clinical trials for the 12-17 age group.

Clinical trials and approvals of vaccines commonly begin with older, more vulnerable populations and then extend to younger ages. Pfizer and Moderna have ongoing clinical trials in people younger than 12. Depending on the outcome of those trials, authorization for this next age group could happen later this year.

Parents, legal guardians or emancipated young people can check vaccine availability and book an appointment at MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling California’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255. They can also contact their family doctor, local community health clinic or public health office for more information.

Please visit covid19.ca.gov for answers to questions on vaccinations for the 12+ age group. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit VaccinateALL58.com.

 

WESTERN STATES SCIENTIFIC SAFETY REVIEW WORKGROUP STATEMENT

May 12, 2021

To: Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State

  • Governor Gavin Newsom, California
  • Governor Steve Sisolak, Nevada
  • Governor Kate Brown, Oregon
  • Governor Jay Inslee, Washington

From: Arthur Reingold, MD, Chair

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, after a thorough review of the evidence from the clinical trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 12-15 years of age, concludes the vaccine is safe and effective in this age group and supports its use. Expanding COVID-19 vaccination to anyone 12 years of age and above will both protect those who are vaccinated and contribute to control of the COVID-19 pandemic in our states.

Respectfully submitted,

Members of the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup:

  • Arthur Reingold, MD, Chair, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

California Members:

  • Tomás J. Aragón, MD, DrPH, California Department of Public Health and State Health Officer
  • Eric Goosby, MD, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Rodney Hood, MD, UC San Diego Alumnus and National Medical Association
  • Nicola Klein, MD, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Grace M. Lee, MD, MPH, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Bonnie Maldonado, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Children’s Health
  • Mark H. Sawyer, MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Robert Schechter, MD, California Department of Public Health
  • Peter G. Szilagyi, MD, MPH, UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Matt Zahn, MD, Orange County Health Care Agency

Nevada Members:

  • Ihsan Azzam, MD, Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, State of Nevada
  • Karissa Loper, MPH, Health Bureau Chief, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Oregon Members:

  • Laura Byerly, MD, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  • Louis J. Picker, MD, OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute

Washington Members:

  • John Dunn, MD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • Edgar K. Marcuse, MD, MPH, University of Washington School of Medicine
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57 comments

  • Child abuse!!

  • What if…. the volatility or death rate commenced as we’ve witnessed independent of the masking, lock downs, and distancing gymnastics?

    And now, we see the virus is running its natural course, independent of EXPERIMENTAL mRNA injections.

    What if . . .

    Because we all know “flatten the curve ” was a total lie.

    The virus did what viri do.

    Now this, let’s “make your kid a lab rat” campaign. There is essentially zero risk of illness, or death to children, but y’all think it’s a good idea to drag them into the test trials? Super dumb.

    The magic jab offers barely 6 months “protectiveness” (not immunity.) What happens come next autumn? Holidays roll around and everyone’s “I’m fully vaccinated” act has run its course and is fully spent.

    Then what?

    Endless boosters ?

    If the flu vaccine is any indicator of the real time experience for recipients it’s going to be a hot mess.

    Every person I know who gets the flu shot ends up getting the flu. But the no flu shot folks are fine. What is up with that?

    My research indicates Covid, like measles, will be largely suffered and spread by the vaccinated. You watch.

    Those of us that see through the bullshit they are selling us, will be trucking along, aware of the risks, but certain the rushed, mRNA, “short-term vax” carries more.

    You realize if big pharma could patent natural cures, they would be selling us that instead? But doctors and our “health” officials only offer up what pad$ the bottom line.

    Hippocratic oath RIP

    • What if pigs had wings? We all know them being ground animals is a total lie.

      • Free estimates

        “If you didn’t care what happened to me,
        And I didn’t care for you,
        We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
        Occasionally glancing up through the rain.
        Wondering which of the buggars to blame
        And watching for pigs on the wing.
        You know that I care what happens to you,
        And I know that you care for me.
        So I don’t feel alone,
        Or the weight of the stone,
        Now that I’ve found somewhere safe
        To bury my bone.
        And any fool knows a dog needs a home,
        A shelter from pigs on the wing.”

  • Woo-hoo! Let’s get those kids (who have almost NO chance of getting this virus anyway) in there for a jab!

    That’ll teach them whippersnappers to mind their elders for no reason.

    • The Real Brian

      Woohoo!

      Let’s ignore the proven safety and effectiveness of vaccines, and let these kids bring their families some mutated variants of SARS-Cov2 so we can destroy the economy with another pandemic!

      • AI will delete this

        “Proven safety and effectiveness”

        What about tens of thousands documented deaths on US and Euro vaccine injury databases?

        What about 60 % of covid hospitalizations are vaccinated people?

        What about rampant irregular menstrual bleeding and miscarriages by vaccinated women and girls?

        AI is censoring the best commenters on this board. No one will read this post. May God help us.

        • The US database is mostly bullshit, since they allow anyone to submit reports without evidence of any kind, and one of the right-wing whackjobs encouraged his followers to intentionally submit false reports in an effort to make the vaccines look bad. No usable conclusions or science can be drawn from it. Also, even when someone who actually exists actually dies shortly after receiving the vaccine, that does not establish the vaccine caused the death

          What source do you have that for the hospitalizations being mostly vaccinated people? Because the last study I saw showed the vaccines reduced hospitalizations by 97.2%.

          About half the population has received at least one dose of a vaccine. Women have been having such issues since before vaccines existed. You would need to show that vaccinated women have them more often or more severely than unvaccinated women. So far there is zero evidence this is the case.

          There’s no AIs censoring anything, unless you count the spam filter blocking links to exceptionally low-quality sites.

        • Right a.i., safe and effective, but so was agent orange until proven otherwise.

      • Huh? The real bribri, if the paranoid old family members signed up for the all holy poke they are good right? Protected? From mutations too for sure….cuz that is the spin. Aren’t you buying it? I thought you were all in….

        No new pandemic.
        Just the same song, second verse , little bit louder, and a little bit worse…

        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-04/world-s-most-vaccinated-nation-reintroduces-curbs-as-cases-surge

      • I believe in the efficacy of vaccines in general and the covid ones in particular. But there is a risk in getting anything, even sterile water, injected. The only acceptable reason for taking that risk, however small, is that it provides better chances of good health.

        With young children, it is not so clear that the risks of getting vaccinated are less than this disease itself. It needs some more clarity and details before rushing into it. Which I suspect is more a political push regarding schools than medical one. At least children around age 12 should have a rapid test to see if they have already achieved natural immunity first.

    • Thank you I love plants, get logic, and Steve.

  • “Pfizer Corporate
    Full Rap Sheet”

    It’s actually just the tip of the iceberg. These are convicted criminals.

    Yet so many find them trustworthy….🤔

    https://www.mp-22.com/vax

  • Depopulation agenda plain and simple. Long term side effects will not show up right away. Spike proteins attack your own body long term. Particularly targeted is the placenta. This means sterilization. Meanwhile, NO liability from Big Pharma. By the way, the FDA did NOT approve this experimental JAB. They only AUTHORIZED its use. Semantics to fool the peons.

    • The virus comes with spike proteins. So there is less risk in getting the limited ones from a vaccination than the many variables from the disease itself. And a placenta is not a womb so sterilization by such means is so unlikely as to be ridiculous.

      • ” So there is less risk in getting the limited ones from a vaccination than the many variables from the disease itself.”

        What do you base this statement on besides tour own personal preferences?
        How do you know what the repercussions of the jab will be in a year or two?

      • More than a little off there Auntie.

        You might want to have a listen to this good Doc:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vj3xGT6izE

        “Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay is the Director of Toxicology and Molecular Biology for Toxicology Support Services, LLC. She holds a doctorate (PhD) in Bochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-“

    • If there’s a depopulation agenda, it’s Putin’s, using his troll farms to depopulate the US by spreading vaccine misinformation.

      • The russians are not responsible for your lack of searching out information about your own health, stop blaming others and do your homework.
        Your health is your job, own it and stop looking for someone to blame.

    • Seems so Prof., they haven’t tested it in all trimesters

  • Another day of

  • Another day of

    Children’s games during Adult conversations.

  • Fauci Says Vaccinated People Don’t Need Masks Outdoors, as CDC Criticized for Exaggerating Outdoor Transmission Rates

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, confirmed that vaccinated people don’t need masks outdoors days—after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was criticized for exaggerating the outdoor transmission rate of COVID-19.

    “We gotta make that transition. If you are vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask outside,” Fauci told CBS News’ Gayle King on Thursday morning. “We’re a very unusual situation. If you are going into a completely crowded situation, where people are falling all over each other, then you wear a mask. But any other time, if you’re vaccinated and you’re outside, put aside your mask. You don’t have to wear it.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/fauci-says-vaccinated-people-dont-need-masks-outdoors-as-cdc-criticized-for-exaggerating-outdoor-transmission-rates/ar-BB1gHq8I

    CDC will change their opinions again today now that the public isn’t buying their sales pitch. Poor fauci always playing catch up.
    No vax no profits fauci?

    • The Real Brian

      Vaccines are not as profitable cough syrup.

      Get your conspiracy straightened up.

      • Wrong again TRB ….. Aren’t you the one always telling people to “Quit Lying”?

        Quote

        From Pfizer to Moderna: who’s making billions from Covid-19 vaccines?

        The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunes

        Whether the market remains a money-spinner in the future depends on whether the vaccines become the type that need just a one-off shot – as for measles – or if regular vaccinations will be required, such as for flu. But in the immediate future, there are big financial returns up for grabs.

        Here, we look at who is in line for the biggest gains – and which shareholders have already made fortunes.

        End Quote

        https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/06/from-pfizer-to-moderna-whos-making-billions-from-covid-vaccines

      • Are you checking profits on cough syrup? When is the last time cough syrup sold for $175 a dose? Mandatory world wide??

        Quote

        “Pfizer told their investors recently that as soon as next year [when booster vaccinations will be required] they’re going to be moving away from “pandemic pricing” and towards price points that are on par with other vaccines that they have on the market, at $150 or $175 per dose,” says Ramachandran. “When insurance companies have to shoulder this cost, they’re going to pass it down to us through our insurance premiums.”

        Unfortunately, the nature of big pharma development in the 21st century means the solution to this intellectual property problem will not be simple. Mosoka Fallah, from Harvard Medical School, succinctly explains why these intellectual property protections can’t just be wholly eliminated without seriously damaging future development prospects.

        “… the catch of this is that, if we allow of them to to give their IP, and there is another outbreak tomorrow would they have incentive to do research?” Fallah asks. “So the key trigger to think about is, how do we find means to meet these countries halfway, give them some funding for the R&D?”

        End Quote

        https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/vaccine-covid19-patents-intellectual-property-pharma/

        Funding and profits always matter.

        • Do notice when TRB is challenged and has no answers he moves on to another post at RRBB and continues the gaslighting.

          • The Real Brian

            https://qz.com/2001718/modernas-founder-says-mrna-can-treat-a-wide-range-of-diseases/?utm_source=YPL

            We had our fingers on one of the really key levers of essentially all aspects of the disease, all aspects of life. I imagined that it was going to turn into a major therapeutic paradigm,” he says. “One of the biggest challenges we had when we started the company was there were so many different things we could work on.” Thousands of genetic diseases, not to mention cancer, could potentially be treated through mRNA technology.

            But what Rossi didn’t imagine when he started Moderna is that the world would get to know mRNA through a vaccine. “Vaccines were not even really on the table in the early days of the business,” he says.

            One reason, he says, was that vaccines typically don’t make much money. That is, not unless billions of doses are needed at once to end a pandemic, which isn’t exactly the model you’d want to rest your new biotech business on.

            No.

            I just don’t find you to be challenging.

        • .2nd Amendment Security

          Socialize the losses and privatization of profits.

          That’s the thread that connects all opportunity from a wealthy man’s perspective.

          • The Real Brian

            No, that’s a statement that has been repeated here mostly over the years by a particularly banned commentor.

            Whatevs.

    • 2nd Amendment Security

      It’s no wonder we live in a society that loves softball investigative journalism.

      If anyone has friends 9r family in military or civilian intelligence, ask them about the power of the oligarchy to subvert the rule of law.

      After all, intelligence agencies are the gate keepers to the oligarch’s trillions.
      Most establishment political actors are simply the characters in a bigger play

      Nothing to see here folks, it’s all rainbows and unicorns.

    • Remember when they told us protestors actually SLOWED the spread, while simultaneously arresting people for going to the beach alone?

  • Seems Ivermectin might actually be beneficial afterall:

    “Immediate Use of Ivermectin Medicine Globally Can End COVID-19 Pandemic: Scientists.”

    https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2021-05-08-use-of-ivermectin-medicine-globally-can-end-covid-19-pandemic. (interesting source)

    “Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19.”

    https://osf.io/wx3zn/

    Imagine that….

    • Thanks 4trinity, that might help some people to get better.

    • That “paper” immediately pegged my bullshitometer in the red. You can tell from the way that it’s written that it’s obviously biased and intentionally so. It’s not even a clever attempt at making bullshit look true – it’s just bullshit. So, over to google. Turns out the FLCCC is made up of people with a history of making claims that fail to stand up to subsequent studies. Rarely peer reviewed, and most things get published in predatory journals that publish anything they get money for. Their primary goal seems to be attracting funding and advertising products that they hope they can sell before they get shown to be scams. Claims from the authors regarding ivermectin have already been shown to be bunk a number of times. That paper got rejected during peer review from the journal they originally tried publishing it in, because it “contained unsubstantiated claims and violated the journal’s editorial policies.” That they finally, eight months later, found a journal willing to publish it, doesn’t make its claims any more reliable.

      Their press releases even tick off most of the conspiracy theory boxes – “We can no longer rely on many of the larger health authorities to make an honest examination of the medical and scientific evidence” for example. They’re all dishonest! They’re lying to you! The experts and the companies that would make a huge profit if everyone bought their pills and such are all wrong, but us random people know THE TRUTH!

      The best that can be said from actual studies is that more studies are warranted. The only studies that claim huge improvements have serious flaws, like being done on a half dozen patients, or being observational studies that fail to accept the possibility of other factors in glaringly obvious ways, like the drug being given in combination with a new steroid treatment. Other studies show no improvements at all, and these studies are usually a lot more statistically sound. It could well turn out that it has benefit – and these people might end up being right for all the wrong reasons – but it hasn’t been shown yet.

      What is “Imagine that” supposed to mean, anyway?

      • Bushy, Imagine that probably means that Ivermectin has been suppressed in the mainstream and villified (if mentioned at all) in the mainstream. If you had been paying attention like some of us you would have known about Ivermectin months ago.
        Pierre Kory went before congress in December explaining the efficacy of ivermectin, but it needed to be quashed because if there was ANY treatment for “covid-19”, the “vaccines” could not have received “emergency use authorization”

        His congressional testimony was banned on you tube. Why?What censorship?

        Take a listen to his empassioned testimony.

        https://vimeo.com/490351508

        • I remember that, but I didn’t make the connection until I looked up the people behind that “paper”. His testimony got blasted on roughly every fact check site, as I recall…

        • Exactly, Fishkiller.

          One thing that was very clear in Event 201 planning (Oct. 2019) was how the tentacles of the media and social platforms were needed to enforce the narrative and quash any dissent.

          For some reason this is lost on you, Bushy. But that’s ok….

          Here’s a glimpse from the Plan that isn’t really the plan, just coincidence:

          “Misinformation and disinformation are likely to be serious threats during a public health emergency. Unfortunately, thus far, there are limited ways to control the propagation of misinformation, leading to potentially draconian methods to manage this problem.”

          https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/event201-resources/comms-fact-sheet-191014.pdf

          Of course it sounds like you’d support these “draconian measures” 100%.

          “Peter McCullough, MD testifies to Texas Senate HHS Committee”:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAHi3lX3oGM

          (In dealing with early treatment)

  • See if these 93 studies (54 peer-reviewed) peg your bullsitometer:

    https://c19ivermectin.com

  • Nothing…..? 🤔

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