In a move that diverges from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) advice, Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, announced on Wednesday that the state will not be endorsing the use of the recently FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine boosters for individuals below the age of 65.
Ladapo was investigated by the Florida Department of Health for allegedly falsifying Covid reports.
While the CDC has advised that everyone aged six months and above should receive a fresh dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, they also suggest that those aged 65 and above, or those with significant health vulnerabilities, should consider two additional doses.
Dr. Ladapo made this revelation during a discussion with medical experts who expressed skepticism about the vaccine. This discussion was organized and led by Governor Ron DeSantis, who, interestingly, was simultaneously engaged in fundraising activities for his challenging presidential bid in Greenwich, Connecticut.