The deputy chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) acknowledged that if the government said yes to vaccinating people this age, it could be a source of distress for parents. Health Foundations alone.
Professor Anthony Harden said he was “choosing” the issue by allowing parents and teens to view all data.
On Friday, the committee said that although the health benefits from vaccination are “slightly greater than the potential known harm”, the benefit is considered too small to support universal vaccination and a low risk for adolescents. Presents
However, Professor Chris Whitty and three other chief medical officers in the UK are now reviewing the broader benefits of vaccinating the age group, such as reducing school absenteeism, and are expected to rehabilitate them within a few days. Will present the results
The ministers have indicated they would like to allow a wider rollout but are awaiting the advice of the UK’s chief medical officer before making a final decision.
Professor Harden told Good Morning UK: “It’s very thin. It’s slightly right, actually if you look at all the data – and we’ve published them – in favor of vaccination, but I I understand it from a parent’s point of view and I understand it from a teenager’s point of view.
“It’s not an easy decision. And, to a certain extent, coming out of us and saying no, if the government says yes, it hurts a lot, and I fully understand that.
He said he wanted to provide data for everyone to see and if the chief medical officers decided that healthy children of that age should be offered a “choice”.
He added: “It’s up to parents and teens to decide whether to move on or not. There is no right or wrong answer.”
When it was suggested that parents want a clear answer to this issue, he said: “Unfortunately, we do not live clearly. World And that’s the problem. ”
Dr David Strain, clinical leader of Coved Services at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, said vaccinating children would reduce the spread of the virus in the population by about 20 per cent and there would be “no hesitation” in allowing it. ” Her children will have a job at Cove 19.
While acknowledging that this is a “fine balance”, he said that vaccinating children can help in many ways.
He told Good Morning UK: “It is also good for children to be able to stay in school without having to close again and again.
“It’s great to have a complete combination of two parents and grandparents and all the extra elements that will play a role in keeping children vaccinated.”
JCVI also noted the association between Pfizer and modern vaccines and the extremely rare incidence of heart muscle inflammation, called myocarditis.
Although this condition can result in short-term hospital observations, followed by rapid recovery, the committee concluded that medium- to long-term outcomes are still uncertain and a clear picture is needed. Requires more follow-up time.
Dr Strain, as a parent, said he had “examined the evidence” and acknowledged the very small risk of myocarditis, but added:
The Department of Health has said that the consent of healthy parents between the ages of 12 and 15 will be sought if, like other immunization programs, corona virus jobs are approved for their children.
But Vaccine Minister Nadeem Zahawi said children of this age could ignore their parents’ wishes “if they were deemed able to make that decision with all the information.”
Dr Strain, who co-chairs the British Medical Association’s Medical Academic Staff Committee, told LBC Radio: Not the same for baby.
“Doctors and nurses are trained to evaluate and evaluate them.”
On Friday, the JCVI approved the expansion of the vaccination program to 200,000 children between the ages of 12 and 15 whose basic health is at stake.