Kaiser Family Foundation Vaccine Monitor
Survey Finds Parental Desire for Childhood Vaccine Choice Rising after COVID-19 Debacle
By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
The Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor Poll was designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was conducted November 29 – December 8, 2022, online and by telephone among a nationally representative sample of 1,259 U.S. adults in English (1,203) and in Spanish (56). Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines that skipped human testing are not popular for young persons under the age of 30 with only (11%) report having gotten an updated booster dose. More than half of adults ages 65 and older have not yet gotten the updated booster. About a third (36%) of vaccinated adults ages 65 and older who have not yet gotten the bivalent booster say they don’t think they need it (36%) and a similar share say they don’t think the benefit of the updated booster is worth the risk.
The COVID-19 vaccine public health debacle appears to have had spillover effect onto general sentiment towards routing childhood vaccines including the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) shots as a proxy. Almost three in ten (28%) now say that parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their school-age children, up from 16% in 2019. This represents a 75% increase in the desire to have parental choice take priority over state or school mandates. The COVID-19 unvaccinated appear to be the main population drivers for vaccine choice with 63% indicating MMR vaccination should be solely parental choice and not subject to school mandates.
In summary, the COVID-19 mass vaccination program has backfired and eroded confidence in the routine childhood vaccine schedule and fueled resistance to school vaccine mandates. As more safety data emerge on COVID-19 vaccines, this giant shift towards vaccine choice can be expected to intensify. Where there is any risk, there must be choice.
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KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: December 16, 2022
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The FDA/CDC have only themselves to blame for the "erosion" of public trust in our public health officials and the childhood vaccine schedule. The recent vote of 15-0 by the ACIP committee to recommend that the mRNA vaccines be placed on the childhood schedule is such a glaring example of irresponsibility that it may even rise to the level of malicious intent. In my state, maliciousness can be implied if the level of reckless negligence reaches a certain height....I think we have achieved that and then some. Downright criminal for them to make this recommendation based on what data/research they have available and in light of the problems the FDA/CDC have been ACTIVELY ignoring.
I also believe that a review of the practices of our FDA and big pharma (and the corruption that has been allowed to proliferate) is LONG OVERDUE. I hope that the public not only demands the right to choose where there is risk, but also demands accountability of officials who downplayed risk to line their own pockets.
We are not all dumb. Then again, I must admit....that this recent debacle has me anxious to do more research relative to the supposed verified and important vaccines that have been pushed for years. Once you SEE....it is hard to UNSEE....and that experience makes you wonder what else you did not see before.
Great news. Apparently many of those dumbed down victims of medical fascism, recipients of the merciless mainstream narratives, acted in a more intelligent, skeptical and individual way than many first thought. There is a great deal of strength to be seen here.