As countries around the world race against time to vaccinate the entire adult population against the coronavirus as soon as possible, debate rages over the safety of vaccinating children against the virus.
Experts have pointed out that some children are already infected and suffer serious complications from infection with the virus, so the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children over 12 years old be vaccinated.
Children under 12 years old
Vaccine for children under 12 years old
According to a website report, thehealthsiteSo far, the vaccine has not been approved for this age group, although trials are underway to study its effectiveness in children under 12 years of age.
In India, given to the Comptroller General of Medicines of India (DCGI) recently approved a vaccine called Biological E For phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of his named shots Corbevax For children between 5 and 18 years of age who are subject to conditions, approval is dependent on trial results.
The United States has already begun vaccinating children in this age group, plus 24 other countries, including France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland, are already vaccinating children in this age group.
Meanwhile, the Joint Committee on Immunization refused (JCVI) in the UK, the Independent Vaccine Advisory Group, granted approval to vaccinate healthy children aged 12-15 years, the reason given by experts was a lack of evidence.
Serious side effects
The advisory group in the United Kingdom said that this decision comes after reports as a result of concern about the rare side effects of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which cause heart inflammation in some cases, and this can lead to more palpitations and chest pain, which can be dangerous. According to available data from the United States, 12-year-olds are vaccinated.
The UK advisory group says that children are at risk of contracting coronavirus, and a vaccine against the disease will provide only a marginal benefit. To provide support for approval of universal vaccination in this age group.