“I have no issue with the principle of (vaccinating children as young as five)…..But I would be bound by public-health guidance in respect of it, because public health will have to weigh up the benefits for the child in respect of receiving the vaccine as opposed to the risks to the child.”
Taoiseach Micheal Martin (above) on Saturday
‘…Younger children have had a difficult pandemic to date. In the beginning they were incorrectly labelled as “vectors”, which led to avoidance and for many to feel stigmatised, according to recent expert evidence before an Oireachtas committee. Children’s education has also suffered. The long-term psychological effect of Covid is unknown.
Children in the Pfizer trial were given 10 microgram doses, rather than the 30 micrograms recommended for over-12s. The antibody responses and side effects were comparable. In other words, the safety profile and immunogenicity data in children aged five to 11 vaccinated at a lower dose are consistent with those in other older populations at a higher dose. The researchers plan to submit the results to regulators to seek approval for vaccinating children younger than 12, the current age limit. However, there remain differing opinions as to whether young children will need to be vaccinated.
…Taoiseach Micheál Martin has signalled the State will move to vaccinate children aged between five and 11 if advised to do so. The approval of the European Medicines Agency and then consideration by the National Immunisation Advisory Council and the chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan, will be required. These authorities have provided sound advice so far. There will be no reason to doubt whatever recommendation is made.’
Editorial, Sunday Independent.
The following thread details Children under 17 in the USA that have died after taking the Covid Injection.
Healthy Kids should not be injected with a serum that provides them no benefit, has no long term safety data & is still in trail phase.
Children are not human shields. pic.twitter.com/InnLFXPwxx
— Chris (@chrislittlewoo8) September 25, 2021