Do we really need to vaccinate children against Covid-19?


DECRYPTION – The government could give the green light by the end of the year. But the subject divides the experts.

If the vaccination of children at risk, opened on Wednesday, is a consensus, that of all 5-11 years, the start of which is expected in the coming weeks, is still debated. For the Prime Minister, it is “a necessity” because the children “Are transmitters” of the virus, he assured France Bleu Alsace, while the incidence rate is exploding in this age group. In its opinion of 8 December, the Scientific Council is less affirmative, qualifying the subject of “complex”. If vaccination was recommended, experts recommend in any case not to make it compulsory and not to include it “In a possible child health pass”. Two opinions expected in the coming days, one from the Ethics Committee, the other from the High Authority for Health, should guide the government’s choice.

While France is not yet done with the Delta variant, some scientists see the vaccination of the young generation as a means of slowing down circulation …

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