Governor recommends booster shots and shots for young children

At his weekly press conference Tuesday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott doubled down on his commitment to push booster shots on already vaccinated Vermonters and he expects schools to promote vaccinations for students ages 5-to-12 years old.

“I just got off the phone with fellow governors, the CDC director [Rochelle Walensky], Dr. Fauci, and White House officials,” Scott said. “We got an update on the booster rollout which they feel is going well, Dr. Fauci discussed the real-world data behind this decision which shows that a third dose has increased protection against protection by 11-fold.”

Vermont has the distinction as one the most vaccinated state in the nation. It’s also experiencing some of the highest case counts, including increased hospitalizations and deaths among vaccine recipients.

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VACCINES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: Federally authorized emergency-use vaccines will be offered to children as young as 5 years old in Vermont.

On booster shots, Scott said anyone who received the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago can be eligible for another one. On shots for children, Pfizer is expected to call for special emergency status for its vaccines so that they can be used on children ages 5 to 11.

The governor updated his school masking recommendations. The plan had been to apply it until Oct. 1, then if a school has 80 percent vaccination status all those students can take their masks off. Scott extended this date by another month so that change occurs on Nov. 1.

The press conference can be watched here.

Scott implements this mask extension as Vermont Health Department data continues to show no risk of death for children. It’s widely reported that children rarely experience symptoms.

These are nonbinding recommendations by the administration, as there is not currently a state of emergency declared in Vermont. The governor said last week that the real data concerning COVID-19 doesn’t warrant a perpetual emergency status.

The decision to pursue emergency vaccination of young children comes as Project Veritas released undercover footage of scientist Justin Durrant and J&J’s Regional Business Lead Brandon Schadt sharing candidly why children should not take their company’s shots.

“It’s a kid, it’s a f—ing kid, you know? They shouldn’t have to get a f—ing [COVID] vaccine, you know?” Shadt said. He continues that nobody at any age should get the Johnson and Johnson shots.

Vermont continues to rely at least in part on the PCR COVID-19 test, which is still under scrutiny for producing large amounts of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.

Further complicating comparisons of vaccinated versus unvaccinated case counts is that the CDC has announced different standards for its accounting of COVID cases among the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated. The CDC stopped monitoring all non-severe COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people since May, but they continue to count non-severe cases among the unvaccinated.

The administration cites high case counts when calling for more vaccination.

“You are 4.3 times more likely to get COVID-19 if you are unvaccinated,” Secretary of Education Dan French said.

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine shared that he expects life for Vermonters to return to normal at some point, but only after more comply with their mask and vaccine mandates.

“Unfortunately the coronavirus is one we likely will have to live with in the long term, eventually becoming just another one of those viruses that leads to annoying symptoms for most people, but we’re not there quite yet,” Levine said. “And we still need to work together to protect our communities and get more people vaccinated so we can get to a place where COVID is no longer a serious threat to our population.”

Michael Bielawski is a reporter for True North. Send him news tips at and follow him on Twitter @TrueNorthMikeB.

Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/MIKI Yoshihito and state of Vermont

15 thoughts on “Governor recommends booster shots and shots for young children

  1. “….so we can get to a place where COVID is no longer a serious threat to our population.”.
    Are you kidding me?!!!! Nearly 100% of the people who get covid survive it. IT NEVER WAS A SERIOUS THREAT!!! Levine takes us for a bunch of idots.

  2. An antibodies test must precede the jab and a positive result preclude it. Harmful effects can result from doing otherwise.

    Watch for bigpharma campaign contributions to Fony Phil and other provaxxers.

  3. Someone please pass this on to someone who has influence over the governor. I can’t believe they are not seeing these explanations for the vaccine failures and dangers.

    If we have lost all logic and have surrendered to the authoritarian nature of control addicts, we are done as a country. Common sense is no longer common and ideology rules the day. Failure to recognize the harms of these injections by health professionals will return to bite them when the dust settles. It would be much easier to admit errors now than trying to defend them later when the truth is exposed to the public. Parent should think long and hard about injecting their children! How many children will have to be harmed or die from this experiment before this madness is haulted for better treatments that are available and working?

    • Dano we have hard choices to make up here in this neck of the woods.
      I’d like to ask the parents in Vermont where their line in the sand is.
      I would think that an experimental drug being injected into their kids would be it.
      I know it sure is mine.
      There is no piece of real estate that is worth my children’s good health or future stability.
      Why on earth would people want to be a taxpayer in such a place that would do this?

  4. Governor Scott just proved he’s an idiot who can’t think for himself and lets Fauci lead him by the nose, and that he’s willing to throw our children under the bus so that he can be a good soldier for Fauci and the NIH.

    More news: Merck announced a highly effective pill to prevent serious Covid-19. Re-formulated, patented, and $$$ ivermectin? Maybe they figured out that news about ivermectin can’t be suppressed, so time to end-run it for $$$ profits.

  5. Nuremberg Code Crimes Against Humanity, Governor Scott.
    And every single legislator, health care professional, school board, town officer, Sheriff and ‘enforcer’.

    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    (Socialists being the door opener for communists, keep this in context for the times it was written, being a poem by Martin Niemoller written as a critique of German intellectuals during the Nazi occupation of Germany in the 1930s that remained silent during the Nazi purging of groups they found undesirable.)

  6. If the first dose of poison don’t cure it give ‘um a second dose… which makes the virus mutate to a stronger variant.. whoops since that don’t work either lets give ‘um
    a booster that’s sure to work… and probably create another variant so we can make
    another super booster that’s sure to do it.. wonder how much poison is going to be safe???? oh well lets get busy with the super duper booster for now…

  7. “I just got off the phone with fellow governors, the CDC director [Rochelle Walensky], Dr. Fauci, and White House officials,” Scott said.

    Well, there’s your first problem right there. These people have been talking out of both sides of their mouths since this whole thing started.

    Here’s a simple question: If the vaccine is so effective, why the need for a booster? And if an 88% vaccination rate has given us nothing but a sixty-fold increase in cases relative to the same time last year (when there was no vaccine), do we honestly think 100% would change anything?

  8. If the governor had a 6 year old child right now, would he allow the government to inject an unproven medical experiment into his child’s body? If the answer is yes he is as dangerous to his own family as he is to yours. Continually telling people the jab is safe and affective when reports of death and severe injury related to these experiment drugs is in the news daily is beyond rational thinking and dangerous. Forcing people to comply or lose your job is coercion and against the Nuremberg code. There should be massive walkouts everywhere. We are free people and Americans. The politicians work for us, they are not our rulers, yet!

  9. With all of the double-speak, contradicting information, unknown long term effects of the “vaccine “-and strong denial of natural immunity, coupled with risk factor considerations- it seems very unwise to force those under 16 to take this experimental gene therapy. The State of Vermont, Phil Scott and Dr. Mark Levine need to provide better evidence that the risk is worth the reward for anyone not in a risk group to receive this “vaccine “. This “vaccine “ is unlike any other vaccine previously developed and it’s efficacy is proven less than advertised.
    If Phil Scott wants to sell us on this product, he better get his facts right and use those facts in his sales pitch. As it is now, he’s failed the truth in advertising test.

  10. No child should get this vaccine. They are 99.9% safe and many may have had it already and have antibodies. We need long term studies to know what the effects will be.
    This is not safe and the VAERS numbers prove it.

  11. “Vermont has the distinction as one the most vaccinated state in the nation. It’s also experiencing some of the highest case counts, including increased hospitalizations and deaths among vaccine recipients.”


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