A panel of experts leading the vaccination campaign in the United Kingdom on Friday (3) decided not to recommend vaccination against healthy adolescents. Govit-19. People with comorbidities or those living with vulnerable adults may still be vaccinated.
This decision was made by the United Kingdom’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI, its acronym for English), which assesses the risks of contamination by Govt and the adverse effects of the Pfizer vaccine on the general public under 12 years of age. Up to 15 years.
This decision was made on the basis of an analysis Very rare side effect: A Inflammation of the heart is called myocarditis.
The British government says it is waiting for more information on the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine before deciding whether to accept the committee’s recommendation.
It is important to emphasize All vaccines are not only anti-Govit-19, but can cause side effects. Vaccines are used and approved by health organizations after a series of clinical trials in large populations because they demonstrate that the benefits of the immune response generated in the population outweigh the risks of side effects.
Below, see Five questions and answers About the subject:
What is the group’s justification for not recommending the vaccine to all adolescents 1 – 12 years of age?
According to the committee, although young people between the ages of 12 and 15 may be infected with the corona virus, world numbers show that the age group does not match the number of hospital admissions or the significant percentage of deaths.
Therefore, the team estimates that the adverse effects of the vaccine will cause more damage than the disease that occurs with age.
“The amount of profit [proporcionada pela vacinação] At the moment it is considered too small to support the global Govt-19 vaccine for this age group, ”argued Wei Shen Lim, JCVI chairman for the Govt-19 vaccine.
2 – Is there data showing that heart attack is a rare side effect?
Sim One Study of more than 2.4 million people in Israel Vaccinated by the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech, in fact, There is a small risk of inflammation in the heart (Myocarditis), especially in young boys, after the second dose of the vaccine.
As research shows, the incidence of inflammation is very low The risk of contracting the disease is higher in those with Govt-19 cases than in those who have been vaccinated. Although heart attacks occurred only 2.7 times per 100,000 people vaccinated, the number increased to 11 cases per 100,000 people infected with the non-vaccinated corona virus.
To us United States, The investigation revealed For every million, 67 heart attacks are diagnosed Boys 12 to 17 years of age were vaccinated with a second dose. In girls, this rate is 9 cases per million vaccinated. The research results were published in the scientific journal Nature.
Further research suggests that heart attack is a consequence of Govit-19. Until now, It is not possible to say for sure whether this condition is actually caused by the vaccine..
3 – Which countries vaccinate adolescents?
Such as countries United States, Canada, Israel, France, Italy Even Brazil has already started vaccinating young people from the age of 12.
4 – What is the incidence of teenage victims in Brazil?
Yes, but the death toll of children and adolescents killed by Govt-19 does not reach 1% compared to the rest of the population in Brazil
According to Marcelo Otsuka, epidemiologist and coordinator of the Brazilian Society for Infectious Diseases (SBI) Infectious Diseases Committee, The number of these ages is low, but it is still worrying.
“The percentage of children and adolescents who die due to Govt-19 corresponds to 0.5% of total deaths, It may seem small. But if there are 500 thousand deaths in Brazil, 2,500 deaths are deaths of children and adolescents. This is too much. We must protect children and adolescents, “said Otsuka.
5 – Can the percentage of children and adolescents admitted to the hospital be increased?
Sim, But caution is needed in interpreting these data, as a decrease in the number of cases caused by the vaccine in other age groups may increase the percentage of hospitalized children and adolescents.
According to epidemiologist Renato Gfourie, head of the vaccine division of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP), the prevalence of immunizations for other ages is declining and the percentage of cases of goiter among the elderly is increasing in groups of children who have not yet been vaccinated.
“What we see today is a manifestation of the serious incidence of Govt-19, mostly in unvaccinated individuals. The vaccine is advancing to other ages, with children only being vaccinated for a moment. Explains.