CDC recommends COVID shots for babies and toddlers

Learn what parents won’t be told before the shot.

COVID-19 shots for kids starting at 6 months have FDA authorization and CDC recommendation.

The White House is ready to start getting “shots in arms” of our babies and toddlers this Tuesday, June 21, 2022, mere days after the federal agencies fulfilled their part in the Biden administration’s plan to vaccinate America. Now that the FDA has authorized the Pfizer and Moderna COVID shots as of Friday, June 17, and the CDC gave its recommendation on Saturday, June 18, there are over 18 million more children (ages 6 months through 5 years) who will now be strategically targeted (keep reading for evidence) for the shots.

States were able to pre-order COVID shots for kids under 5 in the beginning of June, two weeks before the FDA even met publicly to discuss their recommendation. There are 10 million doses at the ready for June 21, with more on the way.

Parents must question the COVID shots.

The White House knows that people are going to turn to trusted sources they know, like a pediatrician or a community leader, to make this decision. So they have already started educating “a network of providers and trusted messengers.” The White House is working with the American Academy of Pediatrics to create a speakers’ bureau to spread their messaging. The CDC site is ready to go with social media downloads with the tagline “less worry, more play” if infants and toddlers get the shot.

On June 8, the White House made it clear that their messages will be coming from every direction:

“We’re going to be reaching out to millions of children and their parents and guardians nationwide through WIC and SNAP, through Head Start and child care programs, through HUD-supported housing, and Medicaid, and CHIP.

“We’re going to work with trusted organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of Children’s Museums, the American Library Association, the National PTA, the National Diaper Bank Network, and the National Association of Community Health Centers, as well as a number of Black, Latino, AANHPI, and Native American community-based organizations.

“We’re also going to activate our 17,000-plus-member HHS COVID-19 Community Corps, which will help provide creative, kid-focused English and Spanish toolkits to trusted local messengers.

“At this point in the Biden administration’s vaccination program, our partners are accustomed to this process, and so are we. 

“As we have said previously, we are not in the predicting business; we’re in the planning business.” 

–Excerpts from White House Press Briefing on the Administration’s Operational Plan for Vaccinating Children Under 5 Against COVID-19.[i]

Friends, it’s our responsibility to use our voices. Let’s talk to pregnant moms, bring up the topic with neighbors, and have the difficult conversations with family members. But always remember to open the door with love and curiosity.

We all want our children to be healthy. This is our common ground.

Some people may be drawn to the story that the CDC is painting about the shots: that kids can get COVID, kids can be hospitalized from COVID, and kids can die from COVID, and the only answer to those fears is the COVID shot. This is the core message they want parents to internalize so parents will make a decision based on their message, rather than exercising their constitutional rights to informed consent.

A senior administration official explained at a White House press briefing on June 8, 2022, “the administration’s goal on COVID from day one has been to leave no stone unturned and to deploy every capability of the federal government. We will put that into practice and help to vaccinate America’s youngest kids.

“Our objective is clear: to be ready to swiftly and efficiently deliver vaccines for kids under the age of 5 to communities nationwide as soon as the FDA grants emergency use authorization.  And we are ready.”

Parental rights have not been taken away – yet.  But they will be if we don’t insist on them. We must make sure that American parents have the facts they need to make medical decisions, especially when it comes to the COVID shot.

Our babies and toddlers need you to speak up now.

Friends in your community will hear from their local health department, hospital systems and doctors, and public spaces like museums and libraries, that their babies as young as 6 months are due for their COVID-19 shot. The White House is working on all possible fronts to get their agenda for getting COVID shots out to parents around the country. But their message does not include all the information parents need to make an informed choice about the COVID shots. Read on to learn some things they won’t be told, and what you need to tell them, so they have the chance to make a real decision.

It is up to us to break the censorship and care enough to raise our voices.

COVID-19 is not a leading cause of death among children ages 0-19 years.

This is a slide from a presentation by Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dultra from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC that was presented during the hearing to recommend the shots for babies and toddlers.[ii] The data in the graphic is based on data in a paper with the same title, published as a pre-print (without peer review) on May 27, 2022.[iii] This chart is being used to support the message that COVID 19 is a leading cause of death among children.

What’s not stated in the table presented by the CDC is that the rank of COVID-19 among causes of death in the different age categories is the cumulative total of all COVID-coded deaths for the timeframe of March 1-2020-April 30, 2022, and that sum total across two years is compared to other causes of death for the single year 2019 when COVID deaths were not even counted. This is only one of the problems with the CDC data. Stand for Health Freedom has also been educating advocates on the changes in recording on death certificates that inflated the statistics that would have been the basis for the article. Other inaccuracies have been reported by independent investigators.[iv]

Parents are being told there is “good antibody response” to both shots, but the FDA and the CDC don’t know if the shots work in children under 5, and that wasn’t important for authorization.

Dr. William Gruber, Pfizer, told the CDC, “Remember, the efficacy was not a requirement for approval.”[v] Pfizer’s application to expand their EUA to our youngest children included only “preliminary descriptive efficacy data from an ongoing” trial, and both the FDA and CDC accepted this.[vi]

The CDC’s Program Lead for COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness, Dr. Ruth Link-Gelles, reported that “two-dose vaccine efficacy (VE) declines quickly in children and adolescents, following a similar pattern in adults during Omicron predominance. A booster dose in adolescents significantly improved VE initially, although there was waning.”[vii]

Dr. Amanda Cohn with the Centers for Disease Control, who also sits on the FDA Advisory Committee VRBPAC, said the agencies don’t know what the efficacy will end up being. Dr. Sara Long, a member of ACIP, said “I think we should just assume we don’t have efficacy data.”[viii]

The FDA and the CDC have internal reviewers, as well as advisory panels full of medical doctors and researchers whose job it is to review data from trials on the COVID shots. These people are saying in public hearings that they have no idea how effective the shot is. Why would it be given at all if it is not effective? Is it okay to give drugs to children when the people who are supposed to certify them as “safe and effective” have no idea if they are effective? How many parents know that the FDA and the CDC don’t know this information? How many doctors, pharmacists, or drive-through clinic workers know?

Talk about antibodies is misleading, because how much immune response one body has is not the same as determining if a medical product works (is it effective at stopping the spread of disease). Dr. Eric Rubin, who votes on safety and efficacy to recommend these shots for FDA approval, sums it up: “We know what kind of antibody response can be generated, we just don’t know if it works.” If fact, the FDA and the CDC do not know the number of shots that we have to give to kids before we even begin to see a benefit.  You can take a deep dive into the false narrative about “immunogenicity” at the Substack of Toby Rogers.


There is no data about getting the COVID shot at the same time as other childhood vaccines.

There are no studies about the safety of getting COVID shots at the same time as others on the childhood immunization schedule. This is so important for parents to understand because at that 6-month well visit, when babies are scheduled to get six separate shots of nine different doses of vaccine, COVID will now be added to that list, making seven shots including 10 doses.[ix]

Dr. Sarah Oliver of the CDC advised on “best practices for multiple injections,” encouraging injections at least 1 inch apart on baby and toddler limbs. One of the factors the CDC wants doctors to consider when deciding on coadministration is the “likelihood of the child returning for another vaccination.” In other words, if the doctor thinks a parent won’t schedule another appointment for a vaccine, “general best practices” are to give all shots at the same visit, despite no evidence this is safe.

This is especially dangerous for the COVID shots because the mRNA shot is nothing like any vaccine on the schedule, has not yet gone through the full FDA approval process, and has been tested on a very small percentage of the population.

Only one adverse event was attributed to the vaccine during trials, but data shows more.

Pfizer’s safety study for children ages 6-23 months included 1,178 shot recipients and 598 placebo. Thirteen children withdrew from the study, nine who received the Pfizer shot, and four who received the placebo.[x] Those withdrawals were

  • A 21-month-old with a known nut allergy had an anaphylactic reaction 14 days after the shot that was attributed to eating nuts the day before.
  • A 6-month-old had a respiratory infection with fever that turned into seizures two days after dose 2, which continued for 17 days. The child was withdrawn from the study at parental request. Whether the reaction was due to the shot “cannot be definitively excluded” but was also not admitted, nor was the FDA’s assessment included in the report.
  • Another 21-month-old suffered febrile seizures 38 days after dose 1, which was determined to be unrelated.
  • A 4-year-old was hospitalized after dose 2, suffering fevers, pain that caused a limp, and a rash over a 10-day period. The Pfizer investigator considered only the fever related to the shot and the FDA attributed the events to “an unspecified viral infection.”
  • Two 4-year-olds happened to get appendicitis 11 days and 105 days after dose 2, both of which were considered unrelated to the shot.
  • A 4-year-old with a complex medical history had seizures after dose 1 that investigators decided were due to a urinary tract infection rather than the shot. The child was withdrawn from the study.
  • A 2-year-old had febrile convulsions 21 days after dose 1, but continued in the study to receive two more doses.
  • A 4-year-old had seizures 47 days after the shot, which was attributed to a flu shot given after the COVID shot.

These trials in our youngest children started with a grossly inadequate sample size, then dropped even more without transparency in why children were excluded or withdrawn. Parents can’t make a decision about the safety of these shots if we still have so many unanswered questions about what happened to children in the trials.

Further, Pfizer reports there are 749,249 reports of injury or death due to their COVID shot alone as of May 19, 2022.[xi] Tens of thousands of reports represent children who experienced anaphylaxis, myo-and pericarditis, seizures, fevers, rashes, and death after COVID shots.

This is a massive safety signal that is being ignored. Parents need to know this before they take their child to a clinic for these shots!


Take Action


Step One: Parents won’t know the risks of the shots unless we tell them because our government and our doctors will not. We need to be breaking the censorship around vaccine injuries, as well as the fact that these shots don’t work and aren’t necessary. Please, share this blog with 10 friends and ask them to join us in standing for health freedom. Forward your email, or use the links on the left side of the page!


Step Two: These shots are on their way to the childhood immunization schedule. We need strong lawmakers in office to stand up to the FDA and the CDC. Visit Vote for Health Freedom to get information about health freedom candidates in your area and learn how you can support them!

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Jill Hines

Directory of Advocacy
A former banker turned homeschool mom, Jill Hines began researching alternatives to conventional medicine in 2010 and what she discovered changed the trajectory of her life. She corrected a worrisome health issue, and embraced a natural approach to wellness. Advocating for informed consent and parental rights became a full-time mission when she joined the board of the Georgia Coalition for Vaccine Choice and later became the co-director of Health Freedom Louisiana. Due to her advocacy efforts during the COVID crisis, Jill was one of 25 Louisianans selected by Central City News as “a hero of the constitutional crisis.” She was also presented the Impact Award for Outstanding Public Service from the government watchdog organization Citizens for a New Louisiana. Jill now represents hundreds of millions of Americans who experienced censorship due to the Biden administration's efforts to suppress disfavored speech as a plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit Missouri v. Biden. Jill holds a marketing degree from Louisiana Tech University and now passionately “sells” health freedom full-time. Serving as Stand for Health Freedom’s advocacy director provides an incredible opportunity to advance the growing movement to preserve the sacred right to refuse unwanted medical interventions for ourselves and our children without fear of retribution.
“We have lived through a terrifying societal, psychological, and medical experiment which afforded us a knowledge that our forefathers tried to impart and we can no longer ignore: Our freedom is tenuous. For our children’s sake, the time is now to take a stand for health freedom.”

Chrissy Scott

Executive Assistant and Social Media Manager

A labor and delivery nurse with a lifelong passion for maternal and fetal health, Chrissy Scott left her job of 19 years after learning the truth about the harms caused by the medical system. In 2009, she was mandated by her employer to receive the H1N1 vaccine during her first trimester of pregnancy with her second child. She was assured that the vaccine was “safe and effective” for pregnant women, but her son was born with a kidney defect that could have been fatal. She didn’t connect the dots to vaccine injury until several years later when the declining health of her oldest son drove her to seek answers outside of allopathic medicine.

This personal journey ignited in her a new passion for truth and transparency in health care. As SHF’s Executive Assistant, Chrissy facilitates communication and local advocacy initiatives alongside Leah Wilson for their home state of Indiana. She also manages and creates graphics for SHF’s social media accounts and the website’s swag shop.

Chrissy earned her nursing degree from Anderson University and served her entire career at her local hospital. While she’s no longer a floor nurse, her five very active boys frequently test her nursing skills! She homeschools her children and has been co-owner of a successful home décor sign business with her sister.

“Parents, being the experts on their own children, are best suited to make decisions for the well-being of their family. To do this properly, they must be given full and accurate information and be free from force or coercion.”

Ellen Chappelle


Ellen Chappelle serves as SHF’s resident wordsmith. A seasoned writer and editor, she’s enthusiastic about ensuring that our content is clear, concise, and inspiring.

Ellen is most energized by working on projects that transform lives. A truth seeker as well as a journalist, she’s disturbed by the lack of accuracy in today’s media and determined to help share fact rather than fiction. And having found greater healing with alternative approaches, she’s also passionate about preserving our freedom to make informed health choices.

Past projects include serving as regional editor of a dog magazine, color and trend specialist for a small cosmetics company, arts columnist, newspaper reporter, ghostwriter, and creator of website content for artists and small businesses.

With a degree in journalism and theatre, Ellen is also a performer. She enjoyed singing and dancing on a cruise ship and traveling with a national musical theatre tour, as well as recording industrial videos, television commercials, and radio voiceovers. She also creates handcrafted jewelry in wire, chain maille, and fused glass.

“Despite what some would have us believe, the fact remains that this nation was founded on biblical principles by people who wanted freedom to worship God and live their lives without government involvement. It’s never been more critical to fight for those rights.”


Executive Director and Co-founder

An attorney with a background in complex litigation and advocacy, Leah Wilson is passionate about children’s health and has researched and worked on child welfare issues for more than a decade.

The overmedication of children in foster care as a form of behavior management is what compelled Leah to become an advocate and foster parent. During her time as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children, Leah witnessed the rampant use of psychiatric drugs among foster kids. She also discovered that, in addition to many extensive requirements, the state had a policy that all foster children and foster families be fully vaccinated, without exception. Through her involvement in law, health and the foster care system, it became abundantly clear to Leah that the single most important issue affecting child welfare in the United States is the practice of one-size-fits-all medicine via medical mandates. This motivated Leah to expand her advocacy beyond foster care to all children nationwide and to start Stand for Health Freedom (SHF) in 2019.

A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Leah holds dual bachelor degrees in political science and Spanish from Indiana University. In addition to her advocacy work with SHF, Leah is the owner and former operations director of MaxLiving Indy, one of the largest natural health centers in the Midwest. She is also an educator on holistic health as well as a sought-after speaker on issues ranging from religious rights to greening your home.

“Parental rights and religious freedom are God-given natural rights that cannot arbitrarily be taken away by government authorities. Parents are the single most important factor in a child’s success; I stand in full support of this sacred relationship.”

Sayer JI

Director and Co-founder

Sayer Ji is a widely recognized researcher, author, lecturer, activist, and educator on natural health modalities. Among his many roles, he is an advisor to Stand for Health Freedom, a reviewer and editor of the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, an advisory board member of the National Health Federation, a steering committee member of the Global GMO Free Coalition, and the co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed Inc., a revolutionary scientific validation framework.

Most notably, Sayer is the founder of, the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. He founded the platform in 2008 to provide an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. Today, has more than a million visits per month, serving as a trusted resource on myriad health and wellness topics to physicians, healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers and consumers worldwide.

Sayer attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he studied under the notable American philosopher Dr. Bruce W. Wilshire. He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1995, with a focus on the philosophy of science. His new book, Regenerate: Unlocking Your Body’s Radical Resilience through the New Biology, was released in March 2020 and is an Amazon bestseller.

“I truly believe that education will be our greatest shield against accelerating the erosion of civil liberties, including the right to bodily sovereignty, as well as the greatest catalyst for positive change on this planet moving forward.”

Bailey Kuykendoll

Associate Director

Designer and visual marketer Bailey Kuykendoll began advocating for health and religious freedom and parental rights in 2014 after learning she was pregnant. A self-described skeptic, she’s not afraid to ask questions and do copious amounts of research to reach her own conclusions.

She’s also not afraid of hard work. As SHF’s Associate Director, Bailey truly keeps the organizational boat afloat. Working closely with our State Directors in each state, she ensures that SHF has calls-to-action for health-freedom bills and petitions on our website and across social media, spreading the word to encourage people to contact their legislators. She builds campaigns, graphics, website pages, and relationships.

Bailey earned a design degree from Harrington Institute of Design in 2008. She then served as a production assistant on several shows for HGTV, followed by working behind the scenes on the X Factor, small indie films, music videos, and documentaries. Bailey joined Health Freedom Florida after moving to the East Coast, becoming co-president of the grassroots organization in 2019. While at Health Freedom Florida, she successfully filed a state bill designed to stop discrimination based on your health status. She joined SHF in the fall of 2020.

“God placed a calling on my heart back in 2008 to be a part of something bigger for Him. Twelve years later, the opportunity came knocking to help others lean into their natural-born rights and take a stand for themselves and their families. I knew this is where I was called to be, and I have never looked back.”

Valerie Borek


Valerie Borek is a passionate advocate for health rights and family privacy. A mother of two with degrees in law and biochemistry, she is perfectly positioned to lead SHF advocates through complex health-rights policy. Her work is guided by a love for American values, uncovering truth, and a passion for empowering others. Valerie has served as SHF’s policy analyst since 2021.

Valerie’s understanding of the value of freedom to make one’s own health care choices is not just academic. Health freedom has kept her boys alive and thriving. Her choice to have home births jump-started her advocacy for health privacy. Her eldest son survived a rare and deadly cancer because her family was able to navigate medical care while holding onto values that were sometimes at odds with recommendations.

Before joining SHF, Valerie specialized in health and parenting rights at her boutique law firm, especially surrounding birth and vaccine rights. She advocated for informed consent in health care and transparent food labeling in her state. She helped found the Birth Rights Bar Association and was honored to present their argument to the Delaware Supreme Court that midwifery is not the practice of medicine, in support of a trailblazing midwife.

“Health is the foundation of how we show up in this world to love, serve, and create. Americans are blessed to live in a country that gets stronger the more we protect fundamental rights, like informed consent and privacy, so individuals and families can thrive.”

Mary Katherine LaCroix


Mary Katherine LaCroix became involved with SHF as a volunteer in 2019 when the religious exemption for childhood vaccines was at risk in her home state of New Jersey. She believes strongly that parents have the responsibility for their children’s health, education, and faith formation and that only they have the right to make medical decisions and manage their care.

She has worked in fundraising for more than 25 years at various educational, cultural, human services, and political organizations. A graduate of the University of Scranton, she holds a degree in History and English Literature.

Mary Katherine is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with and help grow SHF, believing that together we can achieve even greater impact in protecting our rights and caring for our loved ones. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and large extended family, as well as volunteering to support the special needs community.

“Parents are taught that they must trust the experts. That’s what we did, until we learned that the experts can be wrong and don’t always know what is best for your child. Parents should instead feel empowered by their natural, God-given ability to advocate and care for their children. SHF is here to give them the tools to do just that.”

Sheila Ealey

Political Analyst

Dr. Sheila Lewis Ealey is the founder and former director of the Creative Learning Center of Louisiana, a therapeutic day school for children who are on the autism spectrum or struggling with other nonverbal intellectual disabilities. The wife of a former U.S. Coast Guard Officer, she is also the mother of four children. Her son was diagnosed with severe autism spectrum disorder at 18 months. He is now a young man and considered moderate and emerging.

Sheila and her twins were featured in the documentary “Vaxxed.” She has traveled extensively, advocating for medical freedom. She continues to educate disenfranchised parents about their fundamental rights to religious and philosophical exemptions, their ability to live sustainably on a limited budget, and the importance of nutrition and biomedical interventions for optimum health with autism. She also writes individual homeschool curriculums for parents of children with autism or intellectual disorders. Sheila is a trustee for the Autism Trust, USA, and on the board of directors of Children’s Health Defense.

Over the past 20 years, she has educated herself to use natural healing modalities for the body and brain. Her formal education includes degrees in communication, special education curriculum, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership in Special Education. Sheila serves as an assistant content advisor and political analyst for SHF.

“It is not the Constitution’s job to protect our liberties, as it is not a philosophical document but a legal one. Its purpose is to limit the powers and authority of our federal government in hopes of preventing an intrusion upon our unalienable rights. We are obliged to maintain our government within its limits.”

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