COVID Vaccine Boosters Shouldn’t Be Mandated By Schools, Says Former FDA Chief

COVID Vaccine Boosters Shouldn’t Be Mandated By Schools, Says Former FDA Chief

We all have to realize that not everybody is excited about the idea of having their children vaccinated for COVID. But as 2022 just started, the Omicron variant continues to be dominant in the USA and other countries, and the officials are adding a lot of faith in the vaccination campaign.

Schools mandating booster vaccine doses now represent a new reason to debate. However, former FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, is one of those who think that it’s not a good idea to allow schools to impose vaccinations.

Parents and physicians should decide


Dr. Scott Gottlieb considers that parents and physicians should decide for vaccinating children with boosters or not.

The former FDA chief declared on the “Face the Nation” show of CBS, as quoted by The Hill:

I certainly don’t think schools should be mandating boosters. I think this should be left up to the discretion of parents and their physicians. You know, it’s going to depend on the individual circumstance.

Dr. Gottlieb has been very active in the media when it comes to speaking about the measures for the ongoing pandemic. He also brought a surprising claim recently, saying that the new Omicron variant is likely a mild form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. He said as quoted by

There’s a very clear, as I said, decoupling between cases and hospitalizations and does appear now based on a lot of experimental evidence that we’ve gotten just in the last two weeks, that this is a milder form of the coronavirus appears to be a more of an upper airway disease and a lower airway disease that’s good for most Americans.

However, the doctor also mentioned that children are still at risk when it comes to Omicron.

Feel free to leave us your own opinion in the comment section!

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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