WHO says “Children should not be vaccinated for the moment [because] there is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19”
On May 12, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave its approval that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be given to children ages 12-15. In a statement, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, “The CDC now recommends the vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right away.”
“Approving Covid-19 vaccines for children 12 to 15 years of age is an important step in removing barriers for vaccinating children of all ages,” the agency added.
A little over a month after CDC’s approval, there were 226 reports of people people with rare but higher-than-expected heart inflammation following doses of the mRNA-based Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, according to news first reported by CBC News. Then last week, CDC also reported that evidence is growing stronger that the Covid vaccine is now linked to heart issues called myocarditis, especially in young adults.
Unknown to us and millions of parents around the country, it turns out that the World Health Organization (WHO) still recommends AGAINST vaccines for anyone under 18. According to the information on its website (as of the time of writing June 21, 2021), the WHO says:
“Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.
There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.“
However, the organization also recommended that children 18 years and older should get vaccinated. “The COVID-19 vaccines are safe for most people 18 years and older, including those with pre-existing conditions of any kind, including auto-immune disorders. These conditions include: hypertension, diabetes, asthma, pulmonary, liver and kidney disease, as well as chronic infections that are stable and controlled,” WHO wrote on its website.
Hats off to former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson who first spotted the statement on the WHO’s website. In a post on Twitter, Berenson wrote:
“Fun fact: @who still recommends AGAINST vaccines for anyone under 18. Apparently they didn’t find the @pfizer mini-trial as persuasive as @cdcgov or @fdagov.
In completely unrelated news, Pfizer will not be hiring anyone from WHO this year.”
In completely unrelated news, Pfizer will not be hiring anyone from WHO this year. pic.twitter.com/4W7mW4krFR
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) June 21, 2021