The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), which advises the UK authorities, has ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine should not be recommended for children aged 12 to 15 years.

The JCVI, an independent body, determined that the COVID-19 or CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus presents a very low risk to healthy children and that the benefit of vaccinating them is only marginal, according to Sky News on Sept. 3. 

However, the JCVI board is considering gradually expanding the availability of the drug to children in this age range with underlying diseases. 

The JCVI has adopted a “precautionary approach” in this regard. Previously, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had approved the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for those over 12 years of age.

It should be noted that messenger RNA vaccines, the only vaccines available for the very young in the UK, have been associated with rare adverse side effects, such as myocarditis—an inflammation of the heart.

In this regard, a publication by Jama Cardiology states that there was a “case series of 15 children who were hospitalized with myocarditis after receipt of the BNT162b2 messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine for 1 to 5 days.”

It adds, “boys were most often affected after the second vaccine dose, 3 patients had ventricular systolic dysfunction, and 12 patients had late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.”

From another source, it was learned that males are 14 times more likely to suffer from this cardiac abnormality than females of the same age. 

It should be noted that an FDA document reveals that 86% of the children between 12 and 15 years of age who participated in the Pfizer vaccine trials presented adverse effects.

For his part, Professor Paul Hunter, an expert in infectious diseases at the University of East Anglia strongly questioned the decision to vaccinate children with so little data and knowing that this group of people has already developed immunity to the disease.

“My concerns are why are we vaccinating an age group that has already been infected and recovered. Is it necessary? Do we know enough about potential side effects in teenagers that have already been infected?” noted Hunter. 

In other countries that have already approved COVID vaccines for those over 12 years of age, protests have erupted.  

In Australia, more than 108,000 citizens signed a petition calling on the federal Parliament to stop the vaccination campaign for children between 12 and 16 years of age, which will begin on Sep. 13.

On Aug. 27, the Australian government approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in people over the age of 12, and this generated concern among many Australians so they decided to make this petition “Immediately stop COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 12 to 16”, which closed four days later with 108,891 signatories.

The petition emphasizes that the benefits do not outweigh the risks and that they are “gambling” with children’s lives and conducting a never-before-seen experiment.

The German specialist in microbiology and epidemiology, Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, emphasized the dangers of the controversial vaccine against the COVID-19 Virus when given to children. 

Bhakdi argues that vaccines reactions can have terrible consequences, “which means that when you get this vaccine you are allowing your body to trigger the reaction that is potentially lethal.”

But he condemns giving it to children because they are defenseless: “Do not give it to children because they have absolutely no possibility to defend themselves, if you give it to your child you are committing a crime.”