Countries told not to prioritize children for vaccines — Analysis
Children are not the priority when it comes to vaccination. The World Health Organization (WHO), however, stressed that adult and more vulnerable people should be the first priority.
On Wednesday the WHO released guidance stating that because children are more likely to experience severe Covid-19 symptoms then adults, rich countries should share their vaccines and prioritize the vaccination of the youngest populations. Covid-19 continues to be a major problem for older people and those at high risk.
“Adolescents and children are less likely to develop severe COVID-19 than adults. Unless they belong to an elite group with a higher chance of getting it, it’s not urgent that we vaccinate them.The guidance was clear.
The report also pointed out that there are many places in the world where it is not possible to get electricity. “face extreme vaccine shortages”Countries that have immunized their most-at-risk citizens. “prioritize global sharing”Instead of giving little jabs, give them a chance.
The COVAX Initiative, which aims to ensure a fair distribution of vaccines around the globe, was urged on wealthy countries.
The WHO acknowledged that even though children can experience ‘long COVID-19,’ which includes long-term symptoms, this was still under investigation. The same risk factors that apply to adults – such as obesity, asthma, and heart disease – also apply to children.
This advice contrasts with current developments worldwide. It comes as many countries begin to approve vaccines for their children, in the hope of keeping winter infections at bay. The US, UK EU, Canada China, India and Israel are all countries that have vaccinated their children.
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