UK Covid advisers do not recommend vaccines for healthy 12- to 15-year-olds [Video]

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  • Britain’s vaccine panel said it does not recommend the vaccination of healthy 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19.
  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Friday said it prefers a precautionary approach in healthy children due to a rare side effect of heart inflammation.
  • The panel said children with underlying conditions that made them more at risk from COVID-19 should get vaccinated.

Britain’s vaccine advisers said they were not recommending the vaccination of all 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19, preferring a precautionary approach in healthy children due to a rare side effect of heart inflammation.

The advice could see Britain pursue a different approach to the United States, Israel and some European countries, which have rolled out vaccinations to children more broadly.

However, a final decision has not been taken, as the British government said it would consult medical advisers to look at other factors, such as disruption to schools.

Many politicians and some scientists have spoken out in favor of vaccinating more children amid concern that COVID-19 could spread in schools that are re-opening after summer holidays, further disrupting education.

Britain has reported more than 133,000 deaths from COVID-19 and nearly 7 million cases, and while transmission among children can be high, they are rarely severely ill from the disease.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Friday said children with underlying conditions that made them more at risk from COVID-19 should get vaccinated.

For healthy children, there was still a small benefit from receiving COVID-19 vaccination, and advisers said the risk-benefit was “finely balanced”.

However, the JCVI said it wanted more information on the long-term effects of rare reports of heart inflammation, known as myocarditis, in young people following vaccination with Pfizer’s shot.

Myocarditis is rare and normally mild, with patients usually recovering in a few days.

“Of course these vaccines do work and would be beneficial to children in terms of preventing infection and disease, but the number of serious cases that we see of COVID in children this age are really very small,” JCVI member Adam Finn told Reuters.

“There are uncertainties about the long-term implications of (myocarditis), and that makes the risk-benefit balance for these children really quite tight and much tighter than we would be comfortable to make the recommendation,” Finn added.

UK health minister Sajid Javid, who sets policy for England, and his counterparts from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, wrote to the chief medical officers (CMOs) of the four nations, asking for further advice, “including on educational impacts”.

The JCVI is also expected to advise on a potential booster vaccine programme for the elderly and vulnerable which could start this month.

JCVI member Finn said there would be an update on boosters “within the next few days.”

Source: Yahoo News!

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3 thoughts on “UK Covid advisers do not recommend vaccines for healthy 12- to 15-year-olds [Video]

  1. How about NO DEATH JABS for ANYONE ???? 😱
    Doesn’t that just sound both just a little more SANE and much SAFER ?

  2. Shots should be for those who CHOOSE to get it. Not mandated! No boosters until they fully understand this virus. Healthy children should not be given this vaccine and NO MANDATE for masks. Children build their immune system while they’re young, naturally. Let Nature do it’s thing & stop trying to control it. Leave the children out of this political attempt to control the masses. Has anyone else noticed that the infection rate is higher in people of color? Biden is a racist and since he can’t control people of color he’s choosing to “exterminate” them and Fauci is no better

  3. Anyone who chooses not to get vaccinated should wear a mask at all times when in indoor public spaces. Look at the spike in infections and deaths AFTER the vaccines became available and a minority of the population in the “Bible Belt” of the United States got vaccinated, while the majority in these states refused either to get vaccinated or to wear masks in public indoors. The spike is as high as or higher than the spike last spring when the virus had Americans caught by surprise and there was no vaccine available. The facts, especially since the Delta variant appeared and took over, are that even with vaccination, there is a very small chance (which comes to thousands of individuals spread over the entire population) of a mild or asymptomatic breakthrough infection, which can still spread to others; and that unvaccinated people have the same rate of infection as when there was no vaccine. Therefore, it is recommended that, except among small groups of people who know each other to be vaccinated, have tested negative, and have not had unmasked contact with people outside that group, being in public (except outdoors with social distancing), EVERYONE should wear a mask. This will protect THEMSELVES and OTHERS also, including people who CANNOT be vaccinated.

    The politicians who are telling their voters to IGNORE precautions are killers, because their advertised “cures” of chloroxyquine and ivermectin are NOT certified as effective in enough cases to be worth the KNOWN risks of side effects. All these politicians, from Donald Trump to the governors who say, in effect, “do not try to prevent infection, and if (when) you get infected, take this,” are FINANCIALLY or POLITICALLY BENEFITING FROM THE SALE of some “cure.” They don’t care if you die from an infection, as long as they profit from your fight against it.

    The infection rate is NOT higher in people of color. It is higher in UNVACCINATED people of color, and in UNVACCINATED WHITE people also. It has taken people of color longer to realize the risk of COVID, because of the way the medical establishment in the PAST has treated them as experimental subjects, rather than as people who DESERVE the best possible care to be cured (the Tuskeegee experiment is but one of the more egregious examples).

    Do not listen to the right wing Big Lies. If we on the left did not care about people on the right as human beings, we would say “leave them alone and let them die, and we can outvote them.” And with the hate spread in the media, and in the real world, it is tempting to say that. But we realize that even the worst believers can spread the disease to innocent people, and still deserve mercy themselves when ill, so we are trying to warn everyone about the dangers of the virus. Go look in an old cemetery and count the graves of babies and children. Note how many there were until the fifties and sixties, and how few there are since vaccines for various diseases were developed. There is a reason for that!

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