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Florida surgeon general at odds with FDA panel decision on COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5

Florida surgeon general at odds with FDA panel decision on COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 --Dr. Joseph Ladapo sees 'insufficient data to inform benefits and risk in children' | 16 June 2022 | Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo disagrees with the FDA's decision to administer the COVID-19 vaccine for kids under the age of 5. The FDA's advisory panel met on Wednesday for a second time to determine whether the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is safe for young children. Medical professionals in Florida have mixed reactions to vaccinating young children. Ladapo is one medical professional who emphasizes his opposition based on the data. "We expect to have good data that the benefits outweigh the risks of any therapies or treatments before we recommend those therapies or treatments to Floridians. That is not going to change. I don't think that is particularly radical. I think it's very sensible," said Ladapo. "From what I have seen, there is just insufficient data to inform benefits and risk in children. I think that’s very unequivocal."