WHO says healthy kids don't need booster shots for COVID-19

Della Poponea, a nurse in the Immunizations Clinic at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay in Georgia, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to a child, Nov. 15, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Deidre Smith)
Della Poponea, a nurse in the Immunizations Clinic at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay in Georgia, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to a child, Nov. 15, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Deidre Smith)

The World Health Organization’s chief scientist said Tuesday that healthy children and adolescents don’t need COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.

“There is no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters. No evidence at all,” said Soumya Swaminathan at a news briefing.

The WHO scientist explained that the “aim is to protect the most vulnerable, to protect those at highest risk of severe disease and dying.”

“Those are our elderly populations, immuno-compromised people with underlying conditions, but also healthcare workers,” she said.

That’s the fundamental strategy advocated by Oxford, Harvard and Stanford epidemiologists – along with 15,707 medical and public health scientists, and 46,212 medical practitioners – in the Great Barrington Declaration, which was attacked by top U.S. health officials Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The declaration criticizes universal lockdowns, calling for focused protection of the vulnerable older population based on data showing they are more than a thousand times more likely to die from COVID infection than the young.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 to 15. That’s despite studies showing the potential risks for healthy young people from the COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the risks of infection, which are minuscule. And Pfizer’s CEO has acknowledged the shots are ineffective against the omicron variant that now comprises some 99% of new cases. Further Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla affirmed the concern of FDA advisers that the vaccine doesn’t have the “safety profile” for which he had hoped.

Israel is offering boosters to children as young as 12. However, a landmark Israeli study conducted over the past month has found that a fourth Pfizer booster shot is only partially effective in protecting against the omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.

The WHO’s Swaminathan, Reuters reported, said the U.N. agency’s top group of experts would meet later this week to discuss how countries should consider the issue of giving boosters to their populations.

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Last week, the European Union’s top health agency warned that getting boosted every four months could harm the immune system’s ability to fight off the disease. The European Medicines Agency advised countries instead to mirror the seasonal influenza vaccination strategy tied to the onset of the cold season.

And the WHO said in a statement last week that a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original COVID-19 vaccines is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.

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