The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added COVID-19 vaccines to standard immunization routines for children and adults.
A CDC panel worked with medical groups to develop an updated vaccine schedule for children and adults that now includes COVID-19 shots.
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The agency released an update on Thursday to recommend a two-dose or three-dose main series and booster for all children six months to 15 months old. Children aged 8 months and older are meant to be administered the same shots through adulthood.
Per the update, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or the Moderna vaccine can be administered to children older than six months. Children more than 12 years old can take the Novavax vaccine. For children who are “moderately or severely immunocompromised,” the three-dose series followed by a bivalent booster is recommended.
The update comes after the CDC’s vaccine advisory committee agreed in a unanimous vote to include COVID-19 shots in standard vaccination schedules.
The motivation behind the CDC’s addition of COVID vaccines to the routine immunization schedule beats reason as valid doubts have been cast on the efficacy of vaccination in protecting individuals from the virus. Aside from speculations that vaccines do very little, if anything, to prevent users from contracting the virus, they are worrisome due to the side effects they come with.
Not long ago, Pfizer official in charge of research and development for mRNA projects, Jordon Walker, was caught on camera admitting that the vaccines do impact women’s menstrual cycles.
The CDC decision is especially questionable in light of reports that COVID-19 rarely impacts children gravely. It has also been established that unvaccinated children are less likely to die from COVID than adults who are fully vaccinated.
These points formed causes for parents’ hesitation when the CDC first approved the use of COVID vaccines in children aged 5 to 11.
Considering the fact that the long-term effects of the vaccines are yet to be known, recommending the shots to innocent children, who are mostly fine without them, may not be the most prudent policy.