The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is recommending the CDC’s childhood immunization schedule, which happens to include the COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC still suggests that pregnant women get the jab, too.

This recommendation brought back memories of my kids and their doctor appointments. One time, Wesley, now a college senior, knew shots were involved and wasn't having it, even after I promised a hot fudge sundae. After the first two got their shots, my pony-tailed daughter curled up under the table, her eyes wide with fear, refusing to come out. The nurse had to poke her head out the door and call for backup.

I should've known that her innocent response to getting shots — one of alarm and suspicion, for who likes the feeling of a needle? — would be mine one day. Like today, when many Alabamians wonder what's going on with the ADPH and their childhood vaccine schedule recommendations.

As the rest of the world puts their poisonous needles down, or at least has the good sense to admit there are huge problems with the jab, why does the ADPH continue to foster the lie that these vaccines are safe for kids?

“Regrettably, some Alabamians live in ‘information bubbles’ that promote and sustain vaccine hesitancy,” the unelected and unaccountable State Health Officer of ADPH, Dr. Scott Harris said in an ADPH press release. And while that press release is from February 2022, it’s still on their website.

We’ve seen Pfizer’s data for ourselves. We’ve watched testimony from the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. We know what’s happening to kids and young adults. Why keep up the charade when the truth is available?

Yet Harris and the ADPH stubbornly refuse to admit that Alabamians are right to have issues with the vaccine. Especially where our kids are concerned.

Consider the following slide from a medical research paper:

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But this isn’t just about the kids. It’s about pregnant moms and their preborn children. And while the rest of the world has sounded the alarm, the ADPH acts as if it’s still 2019 and we’re in the dark about all of it. Consider the following from ADPH’s myths and misinformation page:

INACCURATE: It's not safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day.

ACCURATE: Based on current knowledge, experts believe that COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to pose a risk to a person trying to become pregnant in the short or long term. …

There is currently no evidence that antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination cause any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence suggesting that fertility problems are a side effect of ANY vaccine.

Given that statement, could they please explain this information from Dr. Elizabeth Mumper? “If you look only at women that got it (Pfizer) in the first trimester, the rates of spontaneous miscarriage, cluster in the 80-82% range,” Mumper said in an interview. “This is actually better than the abortion pill. So for a first trimester woman to get this injection they have more of a chance of having a miscarriage or a stillbirth than if they were to actually take an abortifacient.”

Additionally, a study reported on by The Epoch Times” suggests that in the most heavily vaxxed countries, birth rates have declined.

In the face of such evidence, are Scott Harris and the ADPH cowards? Or wicked?

Why do they insist that children get vaxxed and boosted, and their pregnant moms, too, when a flood of information suggests it's dangerous and ill-advised?

One last question: Are we staring down an obstinate Scott Harris and the ADPH because of health care decisions made long ago? Perhaps our bodies are the currency they use to gain power — and keep it. After all, don't they get paid when we get vaxxed?

Consider that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) ushered in the idea of tying Medicare payments to multiple performance metrics. It linked health care to payment, which opened a door to massive corruption. Did those misguided efforts, in part, lead us down the road to medical perdition?

No matter what, Harris and the ADPH owes those of us who are suspiciously alarmed an explanation. How can they ask anyone to stay updated on the COVID jab when their own eyes are closed to the evidence?

Amie Beth Shaver is a speaker, writer and media commentator. Her column appears every Wednesday in 1819 News. Shaver served on the Alabama GOP State Executive Committee, was a candidate for State House District 43 and spokeswoman for Allied Women.

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