Worries about the impact on children’s health from the side-effects of the novel, gene-based COVID-19 vaccines have escalated with the recent unanimous vote by the U.S. FDA vaccine committee to recommend that the FDA grant an Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for Pfizer vaccines in babies and children aged six months to four years. The committee has also recommended the extension of the use of Moderna vaccines to children aged six to 14 years, a jab suspended in Norway for those under 31 years due to serious safety concerns around heart inflammation (myocarditis). If the FDA accepts the recommendation, the rollout could begin in these babies as early as Tuesday August 21st. From the experience of the last 18 months, these regulatory decisions are highly likely to be repeated here in the U.K. in the not-too-distant future.
Closer to home, we have been made aware of a disturbing NHS COVID-19 vaccine advertising campaign that appears to be aimed directly at children aged five to 11 years.
This targeting of young children seriously compromises the fundamental principles of medical ethics and undermines the process of full and informed consent. The adverts, which have been sent to parents of children in a number of primary schools, are promoting COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics for primary school-age children. The poster is designed in the style of a children’s party invitation, with cartoon superhero branding, large writing and bright, eye-catching colours. Disturbingly, the invitation is addressed directly to children: “Calling All Superhero Kids.”