The CDC is meeting to consider adding the Covid vaccine to the childhood vaccine schedule and possibly making it a requirement for public school attendance.

Analyst Comment: In order to maintain their liability shield, Pfizer and Moderna need the CDC to add the vaccines to the childhood vaccine schedule. However, doing this would reignite the battle over vaccines which has been largely buried behind economic problems and the Russia-Ukraine war. Remember what happened during the lockdowns when parents got a look at what their kids were being taught in public schools? That inspired an all-out assault on school boards across the nation that continues today. If the CDC makes the Covid vaccination a requirement for public school attendance, they will spark a war from parents defending their children. Only around 4% of kids in the US are vaccinated against Covid.