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Microblog: Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children?

As many as 28 million young Americans (5-to-11-year-old children) will be eligible to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

SOURCE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-vaccine-28-million-children-white-house-plan/

🚩5 million children under 18 years old have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

SOURCE: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2021/10/08/covid-19-kids-cases-hospitalizations-deaths/8361479002/

🚩In terms of Long-Covid: In one study, 8% of 151 children with mostly mild infections had some Covid symptoms for up to 8 weeks. All had fully recovered by 3-6 months.

SOURCE: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/re-long-term-and-chronic-effects-covid-19-children

🚩Estimated Covid pediatrics deaths: 542 pediatric deaths (0-17 years of age) have occurred between May 2020 to Oct. 7, 2021.

SOURCE: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/09/health/covid19-childrens-hospitals-crisis/index.html

🚩The Math: 542 deaths of 5 million infections is a risk of 0.0001084%.

Note: 542 deaths include 0-17 years of age. The COVID death rate of children ages 5-11 is less.

🚩As of June 2021, per VAERS reports: For males,12-17 years, after the second dose of the Covid , the risk of myocarditis, is 66.7 per one million or 1 in 14,992.

A warning about myocarditis is now part of the FDA Fact Sheet about the vaccine.

SOURCE: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-june-25-2021

🚩As of June 2021, one risk of the vaccine: The risk of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) from the Covid vaccine increased, the younger the age and was more common in males.

SOURCE: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/covid-19-and-balancing-the-risks-the-vaccine-or-the-virus/

🚩As of October 26, 2021: The FDA advisory committee recommends a lower dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children 5 to 11.

SOURCE: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/26/fda-panel-recommends-pfizers-low-dose-covid-vaccine-for-kids-ages-5-to-11.html

🚩As of October 27 ,2021: Health minister of Mexico, Jorge Alcocer, insists vaccination isn’t beneficial for children and that he would not vaccinate his own grandchildren.










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