JCVI: Vaccinating young infants has a risk of injury, according to Covid.
CHIEF medical officers have decided to offer the Covid vaccination to youngsters aged 12 to 15, notwithstanding the advise of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI).
The JCVI notes that such a change could result in “possible harms” in an open letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as well as the Ministers for Health in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The letter stated, “There is much doubt regarding the degree of the potential risks [associated with Covid vaccines in children].” While the benefits of vaccination were admittedly “marginally greater” than the probable known hazards in this age range, the margin of benefit was deemed “too tiny.”
This is why the JCVI stated unequivocally that it does not endorse a universal Covid vaccination program for otherwise healthy 12 to 15-year-olds.
In response to this remark, the health Ministers asked the JVCI to evaluate the “broader societal and educational impacts” of Covid vaccination in school-aged children on September 2, 2021.
Taking a broader view, the JCVI requested further input from independent clinical and public health experts from around the United Kingdom.
This included the following:
The JCVI agreed that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the proper agency to decide whether the vaccine is safe and effective to give based on a risk analysis.
Children can be vaccinated against Covid with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, according to the MHRA.
The JCVI, on the other hand, maintains that the overall benefit of immunization is “insufficiently large to suggest universal vaccination.”
The JCVI, on the other hand, advocates for immunization for children with underlying medical issues and those who live in an immunocompromised environment.
The letter noted, “The COVID-19 Delta variation is extremely contagious and very frequent.”
As a result, “the vast majority of the unvaccinated will contract COVID-19,” and while individuals aged 12 to 15 who contract Covid are unlikely to become critically ill, the hazards of Covid immunizations are also uncommon.
Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, is one among the risks associated with Covid immunization.
While full school closures due to lockdowns are “far less likely” to be required in the future to combat Covid, the outbreak is projected to be “prolonged and unpredictable,” according to the letter.
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