COVID-19: Shall You Rush to Inject Your Toddler?

Many parents are said to be relieved that they can now take their toddler or 6-month-old infant for their COVID shots. The federal advisory committee considering the shots voted 22 to zero to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for both Pfizer and Moderna injections for children at least 6 months old, and FDA and CDC approved them with lightning speed. Thus, the shots that the federal government already bought and paid for won’t have to be wasted.

The shots only have an EUA, not FDA approval, and you will need to sign a consent form. Some data you might like to consider: As of May, there had been 60,442 adverse events involving liver damage reported to the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), including 204 in children under age 12. Some involved death or need for a liver transplant.

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Evidently, children under age 12 were being given unauthorized shots.

Observers of the hearings pointed out:

· The trials in young children enrolled 4,500 subjects, but 3,000 (67%) dropped out.

· No actual health benefits were shown, so they used “immunobridging”—comparing antibody response to that of older subjects in a previous trial. A number of experts said that antibody response did not correlate well with immunity, especially against the new variants.

· Committee members received risk: benefit documents (190 single-spaced pages) at most two days before the meeting, so they did not have adequate time to study them.

· By fall of 2021, 26 high-quality studies from outside the U.S. showed a two- to seven-fold increased risk of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) from mRNA shots.

While the shots are “free,” children and their parents will pay the costs of any adverse reactions.

Parents need to do due diligence. In particular, they need to be alert to mild symptoms that could warn of myocarditis. Doctors need to have a “high index of suspicion” for checking blood troponin levels and other indicators of heart damage to allow early diagnosis and treatment.

Jane Orient, M.D., Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeonsjane@aapsonline.org

About Dr. Jane Orient MD 12 Articles
Jane Orient, MD is a doctor in Tucson, Arizona. She serves as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and is a partner of the Job Creators Network Foundation.

2 Comments

  1. Any parent who would even consider injecting their child with this poison should be thrown in jail. Their time would be better spent buying their child a rubber suit to protect them from lightning strikes. LITERALLY. At least the rubber suit is unlikely to kill or sterilize their child

  2. There have been several reports that these shots cause a lot of issues in ADULTS and KIDS. One yesterday that they actually cause secondary illness as reported in article. We did not get shots and have had no effects while people we know who got the shots got sick! We take Vitamin D daily as well as another for immune system assistance.
    Be very very careful if you decide to get kids vaxed or you start to think you need the extra shots.

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