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The American College of Pediatricians normally advocates the practice of vaccination, which both directly protects a child from serious disease and indirectly protects a child’s community.
However, they state the purported advantages of forcefully inoculating children against COVID-19 are limited since their infections are typically mild or asymptomatic, with vaccination benefits rising with age.
This is because there is little long-term safety data, and autoimmune sequelae are a definite risk, as is myocarditis, a recognized heart complication from the COVID-19 vaccine.
They assert the benefits and costs of medical interventions must be weighed in relation to both people and the communities in which they reside. And for this reason they cannot approve vaccine mandates for children.
The American College of Pediatricians is a nationwide association of pediatricians and health professionals dedicated to best for children medical practices.
The American College of Pediatricians makes their statement after a 12-year-old kid in Vietnam died Tuesday after getting the Pfizer vaccine, the third fatality among children in the country following Covid injection.
His family brought him to a local hospital before transferring him to the General Hospital of Binh Phuoc and finally to a hospital in HCMC, but the child died Tuesday morning.
The province began vaccinating kids aged 12 to 17 on November 15, beginning with those aged 16 to 17 and continuing downward, using the Pfizer vaccine manufactured in the United States.
On Sunday, a 16-year-old male in northern Vietnam and a ninth-grade girl in Hanoi died after receiving the Pfizer vaccine.
The reason for the fatalities, according to the Vietnamese Health Ministry, was “Overreaction to the vaccine.”
Additionally, a new research project conducted by the University of Liverpool aims to better understand the extremely deadly yet rare syndrome of blood clotting after immunization.
In March 2021, stories of patients being taken to hospitals, mostly as a result of a COVID-19 vaccine, with what seemed to be a highly unusual adverse effect of vaccination began to surface.
These individuals had blood clots in major veins in the brain, abdomen, or elsewhere in the body, but a low number of platelets – which are responsible for clotting – in their blood.
Their statement also comes at a time when Biden’s forced injection mandates for healthcare workers were shot down by a federal judge.
John Paluska is a writer for NRN. He's a Media Executive and the founder of The Washington Gazette.