COVID-19 Vaccines Could Become Available To Those Ages 12-15 Later This Week

May 12, 2021 8:00 am · 43 comments

California’s population of 12-15-year-olds could become eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine later this week, state officials said Tuesday.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine Monday, making a cohort of children under 16 eligible for a coronavirus vaccine for the first time since vaccinations began nationwide in December.

State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and state epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said during a news briefing that the vaccine could become available to California’s youngest teenagers as soon as Thursday once the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup issues its own approval of the vaccine.

The workgroup will meet Wednesday, Ghaly said, and is expected to approve of the Pfizer vaccine’s use among 12- to 15-year-olds. The Pfizer vaccine continues to be the only coronavirus vaccine available to minors.

“We know that young people have shouldered a significant burden throughout COVID in many ways,” Ghaly said. “The fact that we can now provide a certain degree of confidence and protection to those young people to start to resume activities, visit more with families and friends, I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for that group to sort of experience that sense of normalcy that they have been missing.”

The state opened vaccinations to 16- and 17-year-olds on April 15. Since then, more than 30 percent of people in that age group have received at least one vaccine dose, according to Ghaly.

Some 2.1 million state residents will become eligible once appointments open to those ages 12-15.
Ghaly and Pan, both of whom are pediatricians and parents, noted that as millions of the highest-risk demographics like those with chronic medical conditions and people over 65 have been vaccinated across the state, more and more cases have been confirmed among young people.

“The more vaccines we can get into the arms of eligible Californians, the more we can stop the spread,” Pan said.

With the exception of minors who have been emancipated from their families, everyone under 18 in California requires a the permission of a parent or guardian to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

That consent does not have to be given in person, Pan said, with some minors providing written consent from their parents or using tools like video calls to allow their parent or guardian to consent remotely.

Pan and Ghaly also said state officials are working with so-called “micro influencers” such as faith leaders, community organizations and school leaders to encourage teens to get vaccinated.

For now, the state is not requiring coronavirus vaccination for eligible children to return to in-person classes.

That could change before the fall semester, according to Ghaly, who said the state is waiting for the FDA to give its full approval of the vaccines — not just emergency use approval — before considering making them a requirement like vaccines for measles and whooping cough.

“Every person in California who can be protected from COVID, we hope that they will (get vaccinated), not just for themselves but for the community at-large so we can get back to some of those normal activities that I know we’ve all been missing, in particular younger Californians.”

RANDOM TASK May 12, 2021 at 8:23 AM

so we can get back to some of those normal activities that I know we’ve all been missing, in particular younger Californians.”

wow kids this is how to be bias and misleading all at the same time

while fear mongering and forcing assimilation and prodding with carrots

too bad that they are all ready coming up with more instructions for you to follow after your vaccination and your yearly boosters

so those things they are dangling will never be reached as the scam worked and now they are in full control over you and your families

you will never be free again in america

china developed the perfect bomb

it blew up the world and every corrupt politician is thanking them
and making billions off of us with their vaccines

not one country is holding them accountable

Led May 12, 2021 at 8:24 AM

“We know that young people have shouldered a significant burden throughout COVID in many ways,” Ghaly said. “The fact that we can now provide a certain degree of confidence and protection to those young people to start to resume activities, visit more with families and friends, I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for that group to sort of experience that sense of normalcy that they have been missing.”

This is really awful, to imply that you teenagers *need* vaccination in order to do normal things. They aren’t at significant risk from Covid, and now adults can prote t themselves with the vaccine. So there is no justification for holding kids hostage to their vaccination status.

Also, not at all clear that the risk-benefit ratio works out for people of this age. Even rare side effects could outweigh the benefit. This just isn’t an emergency for 12 year olds: it shouldn’t be approved under an Emergency Use Authorization

LL Cool J May 12, 2021 at 9:54 AM

Those of you who have taken the Pfizer and Moderna, try this experiment.

Put a small battery (like a watch battery) on the injection site. Try both sides.

It will “stick” to the injection site.

Also works with a magnet.

Only one side will work because the site is magnetized.

Why are they injecting you with magnetic material?

I saw someone use a demagnetizer on the site of someone’s arm. The items no longer stuck. After a few minutes the site was remagnetized on it’s own.

Haven’t tried it with J&J injected person yet. But confirmed with multiple people with the two mRNA shots.

Doesn’t sound like a vaccine to me.

Lari May 12, 2021 at 11:12 AM

Can we have others on this board, who were vaccinated with mRNA, try/confirm this?

The Observer May 12, 2021 at 11:21 AM

OK, I just tested your crackpot claim. No magnetism at my Moderna injection site. Anti-vaxxers keep coming up with ever more outlandish claims. How about giving it a rest?

Bad Nombre May 12, 2021 at 1:05 PM

If things are sticking to your skin it may just mean that it is time to take a bath or shower and cleanse your oily body.

Lari May 12, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Yeah, I asked multiple people with mRNA vax to try this, too. Thought so (as in…NOPE).

LL Cool J May 12, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Interesting @Observer as we confirmed this with four people – three work at different John Muir hospitals and one is a school teacher. This definitely worked. You have to put it exactly on the site of the injection and try both sides of the battery or magnet (because of magnetic property law). So either:
1. You didn’t try both sides.
2. You aren’t on the exact spot of the injection site
3. The magnetized material within you may have moved..
4. There was a batch issue with the injection these four people got that resulted in this. Or there is a lack of quality control in these injections.
5. Not sure what other issue it could be. We will have to test more people to get a larger sample size.
I’ll report back when we can test this out on more people.

Chuq May 12, 2021 at 4:36 PM

Hi. Pfizer vaccination recipient here. This is ridiculous. Can confirm magnets are not attracted to my arm.

JWB May 12, 2021 at 7:23 PM

@LL Cool ?

“Not sure what other issue it could be”?

Really? It is totally obvious, it only works when you wear your tinfoil hat, otherwise the magnetic rays of the vaccine get cancelled by the 5G rays absorbed through your brain.

Anon May 12, 2021 at 7:48 PM

JWB,
Do you mean like your double layered Tinfoil mask?

JWB May 12, 2021 at 8:49 PM

Double layered? You need at least three layers. Anything less is considered gene therapy

I consider an EXPERIMENTAL double layered tinfoil facemask an assault on my life and I will defend it as such.

Oh, please May 12, 2021 at 9:01 PM

This guy is seriously pulling all your arms. Don’t feed a troll. I am super anti this vaccine, but this guy is taking you all for a ride and laughing that you all would try something like put a magnet to your arms.

Silva May 13, 2021 at 4:42 AM

It didn’t work on me nor three of my friends. Oh, no! Does this mean they gave us a phony vaccine (twice), and we’re all unprotected?

LL Cool J May 13, 2021 at 6:44 AM

People I am not a troll. I’m trying to have a serious conversation about why this is happening on at least now, five people. Last night a friend who works for Kaiser had the same thing happen and it was on both of her injection sites. It definitely seems crazy and none of us have an answer. That’s why I’m putting it out there to see if anyone is replicating it or if anyone has any idea why this is happening. Making fun of me, calling me a troll, etc. is not helping the conversation. It’s very relieving to know that it’s not happening on everyone but still very concerning that it’s happening to some. Again the sample size is too small and we need to try more people. It’s not like I can go to everybody person I come across and say hey can I put this magnet on your arm? So, grow up, just appreciate that it is not happening to you.
But, it has happened to some.

Cowellian May 13, 2021 at 7:31 AM

I ain’t gonna lie. It’s threads like this that perfectly demonstrate why I use Internet social media exclusively for guidance on all medical, legal, and political matters.

Heh heh heh

Pete V. May 13, 2021 at 10:10 AM

@Silva,
Congratulations, you’re a whopping 1% more “protected” than an unvaccinated person against being symptomatic if you contract the China virus, of which you’re no more protected than the unvaccinated person from catching the virus in the first place. And oh boy, all you had to do for that “protection” was get poked with an experimental serum.

Everett May 13, 2021 at 10:20 AM

LL Cool J, thank you so much for the research you have done into these vaccines magnetizing the human body. For weeks after receiving my vaccination, I have noticed various metal objects moving closer to me while I’m sitting nearby. So good to know it’s not just me!

Ricardoh May 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM

I hope they don’t require a vaccination to get back into school.

Deb May 13, 2021 at 8:24 AM

Oh that’s coming for sure. I’m already preparing to home school my rising 9th grader next year just in case. We are not guinea pigs for a virus with 99+% recovery rate. Plus we already had covid last year and did just fine.

Pete V. May 12, 2021 at 10:35 AM

A 1%, yes ONE PERCENT risk reduction, that’s what these “vaccines” give you…Pfizer is actually 0.7%.

Bad Nombre May 12, 2021 at 1:02 PM

Risk of what? There hasn’t been a confirmed COVID death reported in a long term care facility in Contra Costa county in almost two months (17 Mar was last death). Those people were the first to get vaccinated. The people dying now are mostly those with their heads in the sand. Perhaps it is survival of the “fittest”, both physically and mentally.

Pete V. May 12, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Risk of what? Well, not interruption of spread, not reduction in hospitalization/ICU, and certainly not death. No, the Phase-III trials for Pfizer, Moderna, AZ, Jansen, Sinopharm, and Sinovac had only “prevention of symptomatic disease” as the endpoint. That’s IT.

So this experimental serum provides a whopping 1% ARR (Absolute Risk Reduction…0.7% for Pfizer) in preventing someone becoming symptomatic if they do contract the virus, i.e. there is no data from the trials showing these “vaccine” reduce spread/severity/risk because they were not designed to do so.

Led May 12, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Did you just subtract the efficacy number from the Covid survival rate? That doesn’t make any sense…

Pete V. May 12, 2021 at 5:39 PM

0.7% is the ARR from Pfizer’s own numbers in the Phase-III clinical trials: 8/22000 China virus+ in vaccinated group, 162/22000 in placebo.

Do the math and you’ll understand where the misleading “95% effective” RELATIVE Risk Reduction number comes from, as well as the more contextualized 0.7% ABSOLUTE Risk Reduction. Which, as stated previously, that risk reduction is only in reference to prevention of symptomatic disease, as that was the ONLY endpoint that was formally studied in the trials, NOT spread, hospitalization, ICU, death.

RANDOM TASK May 12, 2021 at 11:58 AM

“The more vaccines we can get into the arms of eligible Californians, the more we can stop the spread,” Pan said.

peter pan just said eligible …..

hmmm just what does that mean?

Pan and Ghaly also said state officials are working with so-called “micro influencers” such as faith leaders, community organizations and school leaders to encourage teens to get vaccinated.

wow micro influencers ( new dem word for enforcer) to force kids to get an experimental vaccine

can not believe parents will march and riot over politics
and allow the state to micro influence their children into taking a experimental drug ….

well i guess the politicians believe you will do what ever they say

now we are experimenting on children

yay right the dem way ….use the children

Antler May 12, 2021 at 1:51 PM

Surely would like to yank a knot in those of you trolls spewing lies and fear about getting vaccinations against COVID-19!

Or might it be more appropriate to go out with fleets of school buses and megaphone you smart alecks, “ ALLLLLL RIGHT, YOUNG’UNS! EVERYBODY ABOARD. WE’RE ALL GOING DOWN TO GET OUR COOTIE SHOTS!!!!”

Anon May 12, 2021 at 3:45 PM

I consider an EXPERIMENTAL injection an assault on my life and I will defend it as such.
You had 14 months To WAKE UP Antler…….too bad that you still sleep.
“I’m awake…..I have a TV in every room”.

Pete V. May 12, 2021 at 3:54 PM

Between VAERS and EudraVigilance, hundreds of thousands of adverse effects reported including several thousands of deaths. Guess just a bunch of bored trolls?

Pfizer has a 0.7% risk reduction…not risk of being hospitalized, admitted to ICU, or dying, but simply the risk of being symptomatic. Zero. Point. Seven. Percent. Moderna, J&J ~1%. And that is 100% FACT.

Led May 12, 2021 at 4:31 PM

I’m not afraid of the vaccine (I got it) but I don’t think it makes sense for young teens and below. Their risk is near zero already, and we don’t have much info on the vaccines’ safety *that is specific to this age group.* There were only like 1100 kids 12-15 in the extension of the Pfizer trial who got the shot. Not nearly enough to catch a hypothetical rare but serious side effect that might be age specific. What if it turns out that 1 in 50,000 pre-pubescent girls (just to take an example) who get the shot will have cerebral blood clots? Is that worth it, given that the risk of Covid is so low for them? An age-specific side effect may be unlikely but it’s not impossible.

BahgdadC May 12, 2021 at 5:23 PM

Hey Pete V. Do you understand that correlation does not mean causation? Reports in VAERS and EudraVigilance are just stories, they need to be investigated and verified.

Here’s a quote from VAERS “The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events (illnesses, health problems and/or symptoms) following immunization with US-licensed vaccines.” (https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/datarequest/D8)

And from EudraVigilance site “The information on this website relates to suspected side effects , i.e. medical events that have been observed following the use of a medicine, but which are not necessarily related to or caused by the medicine.” and “Information on suspected side effects should not be interpreted as meaning that the medicine or the active substance causes the observed effect or is unsafe to use. Only a detailed evaluation and scientific assessment of all available data allows for robust conclusions to be drawn on the benefits and risks of a medicine.” (http://www.adrreports.eu/en/index.html)

Once the reports are actually investigated, all the nasty side effects go away. The vaccines are as safe as any other common vaccine and Covid remains far more dangerous than the vaccine.

Pete V. May 12, 2021 at 5:47 PM

Yeah, the thousands upon thousands of reported adverse effects and deaths, all just either coincidences or lies, NONE of them could POSSIBLY be due to an experimental serum that’s barely existed 12 months if even that. Regardless, I do know from the various mfr’s own data in the Phase-III trials that the ARR is only ~1%, and that is only reduction in risk from being symptomatic, they did NOT study for endpoints of risk reduction of spread/severity.

Anon May 12, 2021 at 8:03 PM

At Baghdad,
It is a VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW TO FILE A FALSE VAERS REPORT. Stop lying to people.

Also, anyone who receives compensation through VAERS has a gag order…..they cannot name the vaccine manufacturer which caused the injury nor can they say the amount.
VAERS has paid out 4 billion dollars since 1989.

BTW, I’m not permitted to post any links apparently. Only cat video links are allowed.

JWB May 13, 2021 at 12:14 PM

Wow Anon it might be a good idea to learn the difference between VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and VICP (Vaccine Injury Compensation Program).

Until then you should not be surprised that nobody takes you serious.

JWB May 13, 2021 at 1:27 PM

@Pete

So you don’t care for the relative risk reduction and only look at the absolute risk reduction. Interesting point of view. Can I assume you’re also opposed to, for example:

-wearing seatbelts in a car?
-wearing a bicycle helmet?
-having life vests on airplanes?

Because these would all be things with an overall low risk even without protection, and thus independent from how much the relative risk gets reduced the absolute risk will not change by a lot.

Anon May 13, 2021 at 2:29 PM

At JWB,
Typical response from someone who has NOTHING.
Maybe your double layered Tinfoil mask really is causing your hypoxia.
BTW, just go ahead and use any search engine: “VAERS PAYOUT”.
This is the response: NCIA / VICP / VAERS

So maybe you should cancel those search engines for lumping them all together.

Finally, the issue is people HAVING NEGATIVE REACTIONS FROM THESE EXPERIMENTAL GENE THERAPIES. Talk about that rather than Trolling.

JWB May 13, 2021 at 3:22 PM

@Anon

I’m not sure what you mean by me having “NOTHING”?

However I can tell you your posts are typical for somebody who knows nothing.

Again VAERS is not VICP and no VAERS does not pay out any money.

As a matter of fact on the government VAERS website you find under the FAQ the following:

Is VAERS involved in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

No. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a separate program from VAERS and is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Reporting an adverse event to VAERS does not constitute filing a claim with the VICP. For more information about the VICP, call (800) 338-2382 or visit the VICP Web site.

And calling the mRNA vaccines “experimental gene therapies” confirms that you have no clue about the things you post.

Pete V. May 13, 2021 at 7:46 PM

Yippee, moronic analogies are fun! I didn’t know seat belts were rushed into emergency use, or that use of them had resulted in hundreds of thousands of reports of adverse side effects.
Now, if car wrecks were like China virus and had a survival rate of >99.5%, then you well could see a lot more people not wearing them. But since the survival rate for a car accident sans seat belt is 99.5% for all age groups, and ~99.99997% for kids in the 12-15 age range in the discussion at hand…tell me again why these kids who aren’t significant vectors and with a healthy immune system, should be getting jabbed with this serum that’s existed for mere months and of which there is no long-term data to make informed consent?

Pete V. May 13, 2021 at 9:31 PM

^^^^phone snafu, here’s what I was trying to say:

I didn’t know seat belts were rushed into emergency use, or that use of them had resulted in hundreds of thousands of reports of adverse side effects such as strokes, paralysis, and even death.
Now, if car wrecks were like China virus and had a survival rate of >99.5%, then you well could see a lot more people not wearing seat belts. But since the survival rate for a car accident sans seat belt is <50%, it’s probably a good idea to wear one…and how bout that, you wear the seat belt ON your body, not INJECT it INSIDE your body.

Speaking of China virus survival rate ~99.5% for all age groups, it’s ~99.99997% for kids in the 12-15 age range in the discussion at hand…tell me again why these kids who aren’t significant vectors and with a healthy immune system, should be getting jabbed with this serum that’s existed for mere months and of which there is no long-term data to make informed consent?

JWB May 14, 2021 at 5:08 AM

@Pete
So you have been yapping about absolute risk reduction (ARR) as the true metric and didn’t care about relative risk reduction (RRR) and when asked about wearing seat belts in cars you immediately flip back to RRR?

Furthermore, funny you have enough data to absolutely state that adolescents are not a significant vector in COVID, as well as absolute knowledge about long term effects of infections, but not enough data on the safety of the current vaccines, because we are only mere months into this disease.

Worried May 12, 2021 at 6:27 PM

Stop calling it a vaccine it is not a vaccine it is gene therapy I keep hearing the words safe and effective however we have absolutely no way of knowing that since there were no trials done on this particular mRNA therapy under the emergency use authorization these cannot be forced on anyone nor can they be used as a condition of school work or employment informed consent is extremely important here

Lari May 12, 2021 at 7:16 PM

@Worried – what are your thoughts about many employers and schools are mandating the vaccine once it has FDA approval? My employer could not mandate the flu vaccine last winter, so I just don’t see how this can fly.

Lauren May 13, 2021 at 6:42 AM

Happy we figured this out but what about the shootings on 4 we need chp on that freeway more to catch the criminals shooting at innocent people in cars.

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