The French Academy of Medicine has advised against vaccinating healthy children, claiming that the benefits do not outweigh the risks. A similar stance was taken by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in the U.K., but the Government ignored this advice. The Express has the story.
The increase in reported cases across Europe has been used by politicians to renew their push for mass vaccination. It has also reawakened debate about the jabbing of healthy children against the virus.
But the French Academy of Medicine (FAM) insists the country’s vaccine roll-out should not extend to all healthy children.
It has advised that, for many children, the risk-benefit balance weighs against vaccination.
The 200 year-old advisory body, quoted in 20 Minutes, said in a statement that it “recommends extending immunisation against Covid by the vaccine to children at risk of severe forms of the disease due to co-morbidities, whatever their age, as well as to other children living in their family and school environment”.
It does not believe that healthy children outside of this bracket should be vaccinated against Covid.
Responding to the FAM’s statement, Daily Sceptic Editor Toby Young told the Express: “It’s becoming increasingly clear that for healthy children the risk of being vaccinated outweighs the benefit.”
He added: “Governments need to stop putting pressure on children to be vaccinated.”
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In September, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advised that the U.K. Government took the “precautionary approach” of not vaccinating healthy children aged 12 to 15 years-old because the benefits of vaccination were not greater than the risks.
Soon after, England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, told the Government to ignore this advice, arguing that this age group should be vaccinated because of the benefits to their mental health.
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