Myocarditis: Children aged 12-17 must wait 12 weeks after catching Covid before getting jabbed
Myocarditis: Children aged 12-17 must wait 12 weeks after catching Covid before getting jabbedFollow @KnightsTempOrg
In today's episode of "you couldn't make it up, Covid edition': Children should wait at least 12 weeks after catching Covid to get anti covid jab, Britain's vaccine advisory panel have recommended.
The reason? The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said there is evidence the longer gap reduces the risk of myocarditis, a type of heart inflammation.
Of course, we already know that children are at very low risk of illness, especially severe illness, from COVID, and they do not spread the virus. Which begs the question, WHY try and force a jab on them which poses a greater risk to their health than the illness which the jab purports to protect them from? Especially if that have already had said illness.
Twelve to 15-year-olds in Britain are currently being offered just one dose of Pfizer's vaccine while officials monitor myocarditis rates in other countries.
The UKHSA estimates half of secondary-aged pupils have already had the virus.