A spate of deaths among children and young adults in the West Midlands of England over the past month have caused concerns that a bad batch of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine may be to blame.
Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England, overruled the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on September 13th 2021, and advised the UK Government to immediately offer a single dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 injection to all children over the age of 12.
Since then, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows that deaths among children aged 10-14 have increased significantly compared to the five-year-average.
Statistics show that from the week following Chris Whitty’s advice to vaccinate children, up to 14th November 2021, deaths among all children aged 10-14 were 44% higher than the 2015-2019, 5-year-average. With boys seeing a 42% increase in deaths, and girls seeing a 47% increase in deaths.