Young children will join the annual flu jab rollout which includes anyone aged 16-50 with conditions, and all people over 50.
Following the announcement, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), said: “The welcomes the news that there will be a mass vaccination programme against the flu including of children.
“Vaccines are very safe and convey huge protections to individuals and society.”
Kevin explained that Covid cases are highest amongst children and are forecasted to spike in September, with worries about long Covid providing another valid reason to vaccinate children against the flu.
“We know that the MHRA have concluded that the Pfizer vaccine is safe for 12- to 15-year-olds. And we know that 90% of parents are in favour of vaccinating their children against coronavirus,” Courtney said.
“It is important that we can begin to plan the vaccination effort.
“Knowing whether children will be vaccinated is also important to any discussions about what other mitigations to slow the spread of the virus should be put in place.”
Vaccinating children against the flu and Covid is pointless
Whilst the NEU states that Covid cases are highest amongst children and younger people, they fail to mention that children are the least likely age group to fall seriously unwell or die from the virus.
They failed to mention that the majority of alleged Covid-19 deaths occurred in people over the age of 85 whilst 3 in every 5 suffered a learning difficulty. Additionally, there is a negligible amount of Covid deaths in anyone under the age of 60, according to the UK government’s Coronavirus dashboard.
It would be pointless to vaccinate children against the flu to prevent the spread of Covid as the number of children to die OF Covid is zero, whilst the number of children to die WITH Covid-19 is in the teens. Furthermore, those that have died with the virus had serious underlying health conditions, which are likely to be responsible for death instead of the virus, yet they are labelled Covid deaths due to testing positive via an inaccurate PCR test.