Trump says COVID-19 vaccines for school children are 'unnecessary'

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Former President Donald Trump said vaccinations for school children are "unnecessary."

“We’re lucky we have the vaccine, but the vaccine on very young people is something that you gotta really stop," he told Fox News host Sean Hannity in a phone interview on Wednesday.

“I mean, I don’t see reasons, and I am a big believer in what we did with vaccines," Trump said, "but to have every schoolchild, where it’s 99.99%, they’re just not affected badly. Having to receive a vaccine, I think it’s something that you should start thinking about because I think it’s unnecessary.”

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Last month, President Joe Biden urged children above the age of 12 to get vaccinated after the Food and Drug Administration OK'd the Pfizer shots for the 12-15 year age group, in addition to those 16 and older.

"We’re gonna have, for the first time, a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents over the 12 years age,” Biden said. "This is one more giant step in our fight against the pandemic."

“This new population is going to find the vaccine rollout fast and efficient,” he added.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics reported 0.1%-1.9% of child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalizations, and 0.00%-0.03% resulted in death, according to its most recent data. Children made up roughly 14% of all reported cases, though they comprised 0%-0.23% of all mortalities, with eight states reporting zero deaths.

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