In this January 28, 2022 article, Reuters reported on a new decision from the Swedish government rejecting the rollout of COVID vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years. According to the Health Agency, the benefits of COVID vaccination do not outweigh the risks. In a news conference, Britta Bjorkholm, an official of the Health Agency, said, “With the knowledge, we have today, with a low risk for a serious disease for kids, we don’t see any clear benefit with vaccinating them.”
Editor’s Note: Sweden is the only country to totally reject the rollout of COVID vaccines to ALL children aged 5 to 11 years. Unlike its neighbors, Finland and Norway, Sweden thinks that the risks of vaccination far outweigh its benefits, even for children with comorbidities [see Norway Believes Natural Immunity is Better Protection for Children Five to 11 Years, Finland will not recommend COVID injections for healthy children aged 5 to 11 years].
Take note that the reasons specified by Sweden, as well as its neighboring Nordic countries, are the same reasons that many experts have been repeating for months, read French Doctors Caution Against Vaccinating Healthy Children, Microbiologist: “Enlisting kids in clinical trial is unfathomable”, Urgent message from doctors: Do not vaccinate kids, Thousands of Physicians and Scientists Reach Consensus: Natural Immunity Works, Children Do Not Need COVID Vaccination, Experts assess safety and necessity of Moderna COVID-19-mRNA-Vaccine for children, Expert evidence regarding the use of Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine for children].
These pronouncements are an acknowledgment that the vaccines carry risks, particularly for very young children. It is also an acknowledgment that all the restrictions placed by our governments on young children were not only unnecessary, they were also abusive.
Even if the Philippine government does not do what is right and stops the rollouts of the vaccine for young children, we hope that parents are much wiser. We hope that parents do not gamble the futures of their young children for fear of a virus that has no real impact on their kids.