As we learned from Dr. Henry Ealy in Monday’s weekly broadcast on data coming into the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, the latest VAERS data for 12-to-17-year-olds include 7 deaths and 271 serious adverse events following COVID vaccination.
VAERS data showed a total of 358,379 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 5,993 deaths and 29,871 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 11, 2021.
On June 21, 2021, the World Health Organization updated its recommendation on who should be vaccinated to read:
Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.
There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults.
Appallingly, the WHO toned down its language the next day:
Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults, so unless they are part of a group at higher risk of severe COVID-19, it is less urgent to vaccinate them than older people, those with chronic health conditions and health workers.
More evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19.
Still, the message is clear: It isn’t worth the risk to vaccinate kids for COVID-19.
Tragically, many people in the situations listed above, as well as children 17 and younger, have already been vaccinated and U.S. public health authorities continue to make it their policy to vaccinate them.
With lower rates of infection among children compared with adults, the CDC’s recommendations are perplexing. Why encourage a vaccine that has no long term safety data to support its use and carries more risk to children’s health than the actual disease?