Why are we vaccinating children?
Despite assurances that this was an adult vaccine suitable for adults and that there are no plans to vaccinate children, vaccinations for our children are scheduled to begin shortly with the Department of Health not ruling out further vaccines for children and I see Pfizer has applied to vaccinate 5-11 year olds.
The Health Minister claims “Vaccinating 12-15 year olds helps protect them against the virus.”
Surely this is only justifiable if the children are at risk and need protecting and perhaps, if it was highly transmissible by children.
Yet recently, the chief medical office stated “the overall risk of children becoming severely ill from Covid is extremely low, very few, if any, children or teenagers will come to long term harm from Covid due solely to attending school”.
And the scientific evidence confirms this: children and young people have a mostly mild or asymptomatic response to the SAR-CoV 2 virus, they have a 99.9973% survival chance with Professor Heneghan stating that the Infection Fatality Rate for this group is nearly zero.