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April 01, 2022

Action Alert: #ParentsAreWatching! Demand That the FDA Deny Pfizer’s EUA Application for Children Under 5

Children’s Health Defense needs all hands on deck to remind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) that Parents are Watching and demanding the governing agencies do their job to protect the children by denying Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for babies ages 6 months and up to 5 years old. The February FDA vote was postponed and a new meeting is scheduled for April 6.

We need to voice our concerns to the FDA about the risks and harms our children face if exposed to this risky vaccine. A vote to grant the EUA could prove a devastating move for the health of nearly 20 million children in our country. We also need to communicate these concerns with our elected officials who must hold these government organizations accountable for their decisions.

Parents Are Watching: We demand you protect the children

Given the lack of data showing safety or efficacy of the two doses Pfizer applied with to obtain EUA, the company withdrew its application and the FDA postponed the meeting. With a meeting on the schedule for April 6 it is time to remind the FDA that Parents Are Watching.

U.S. public health officials and federal and state lawmakers need to hear from the millions of us who oppose giving unnecessary vaccines to infants and young children who have virtually zero risk of complications or death from COVID. Subjecting healthy children and babies to this vaccine poses a much greater risk through potential severe adverse reactions and even death.

We’re asking you to do two things to make sure your voices are heard at this critical moment:

  • Fill out a simple form to send emails to every decision maker on the FDA VRBPAC committee and your federal elected representatives. Make follow up phone calls to each person asking if they’ve received your email. Use this as an opportunity to also express your opposition to any mandates for school.
  • Join our Red Letter Campaign! Mail hand-written notes in red envelopes from you and your child to every public official listed below. Your child’s message can be very simple: “Don’t break our hearts, protect our health.” Also include your own message explaining why you oppose granting EUA status to these risky vaccines. If you don’t have time to write your own, use the message text below. Print our fully-referenced flyer (color or black-and-white, one side or both) and include it in the envelope. It presents science showing that COVID vaccines are ineffective, unsafe and unnecessary for our children. Red envelopes are available at many retailers including Staples, Office Depot, Walmart and Amazon. Don’t have time to get red envelopes? Use regular envelopes and draw red hearts on them.

Join CHD’s Red Letter Campaign!

Mail hand-written notes in red envelopes from you and your child to every public official listed below. Your child’s message can be very simple: “Don’t break our hearts, protect our health.” Also, include your own message explaining why you oppose granting EUA status to these risky vaccines.


Robert M. Califf
FDA Commissioner
FDA, mail stop: HFD-001
10903 New Hampshire Ave., WO51-6133
Silver Spring MD 20993-0002
phone: 301-796-5400
fax: 301-847-8752

Rochelle Walensky
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Roybal Building 21, Rm 12000
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
phone: 404-639-7000


Hana El Sahly, M.D.
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
7200 Cambridge Street 8th Floor Suite B
Houston, TX 77030
phone: 713-798.2058

Hayley Altman-Gans, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
phone: 650-723-5682
fax: 650-725-8040

Paula Annunziato, M.D.
Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head
Vaccines Clinical Research
351 N Sumneytown Pike
North Wales, PA 19454

Adam C. Berger, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Clinical and Healthcare Research Policy
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 630
Bethesda, MD 20892
phone: 301-827-9676

Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., MHCM, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
410 Lakeville Road, Suite 311
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
phone: 516-838-6415
fax: 516-465-5399

Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
phone: 847-578-3301
fax: 847-578-3345

Captain Amanda Cohn
Chief Medical Officer
National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333 MS C-09
phone: 404-639-6039
fax: 404-315-4679

Holly Janes, Ph.D.
Associate Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue North, M2-C200
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109
phone: 206-667-6353

David Kim, M.D., M.S., M.H.A.
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
330 C Street SW, Suite L600
Washington, DC 20024
phone: 202-795-7636

Arnold Monto, M.D.
Professor of Public Health & Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
phone: 734-764-5453
fax: 734-764-3192

Paul Offit, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Abramson Research Building
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3615 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
phone: 215-590-2020

Steven Pergam, M.D.
Medical Director, Infection Prevention
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
1354 Aloha St
Seattle, WA 98109
phone: 206-667-7126

Jay Portnoy, M.D.
Director, Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
phone: 816-960-8885
fax: 816-960-8888

Eric Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.
New England Journal of Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
665 Huntington Ave
Building 1, Room 811
Boston, MA 02115
phone: 617-432-3335

Andrea Shane, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
2015 Uppergate Drive NE, Rm. 504A
Atlanta, GA 30322
phone: 404-727-9880
fax: 404-727-8249

Geeta K. Swamy, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean
Duke University
Box 3967 Med Ctr
Durham, NC 27710
phone: 919-681-5220

Gregg Sylvester, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Seqirus Inc.
Summit, NJ 07901

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