By the World Council for Health
Does my child need to be vaccinated against Covid-19?
Posted on November 4, 2021 Updated on November 23, 2021
Do you have questions about the Covid vaccine for children? If so, you’re not alone. In this present climate of confusing, conflicting, and changing information, it can be difficult to identify the truth.
In light of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent vote in support of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 and final approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Council for Health would like to help answer your questions regarding Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children.
No one can tell you if your child should be vaccinated or not—this is a decision for you and your children to make together.
How do I decide if my child should be vaccinated against Covid-19?
As parents, you might be wondering if your child should get vaccinated for Covid-19. With so much uncertainty in the medical community about vaccines these days and given the small risk our children face of contracting this disease and having serious symptoms, it’s enough to make anyone question whether or not children really need the shot.
As with any decision that may result in harm, you must weigh up the costs and benefits. The WCH implores everyone to seek a wide spectrum of information—this means consuming information from a broad set of sources, not only sources that refer to vaccine manufacturers or from scientists, officials, and doctors that have a conflict of interest.
Here are 11 points you may wish to consider while making your decision about the Covid-19 vaccine for children:
- According to data, children ages 5 through 11 are at extremely low risk of hospitalization, death, and developing Long Covid.
- Safe prevention and treatment options are available.
- Vaccinating children to protect adults is a new and unethical practice that is not supported by evidence-based research.
- Because these vaccines are new, we don’t have long-term safety data. Many study participants were only followed for 1-2 months after their second dose.
- The clinical trials were too small to detect safety signals. The vaccine trial for 12-15 year olds included 2,260 children, 1,131 of which received the vaccine.
- Serious cardiac side effects were reported following vaccination in the 16-24 age group. Could this potentially increase the risk for a younger child?
- Data shows the vaccine may be causing damage to the immune system which can lead to concerning side effects such as developing an autoimmune disease.
- We do not yet have the results of the fertility and developmental study, therefore we have no idea whether the future fertility and normal development of children will be affected by Covid-19 vaccination.
- Pfizer and other major pharmaceutical companies have historically paid some of the largest criminal fines in history due to malfeasance and harm.
- Vaccine manufacturers have been exempted from liability and are not being held accountable for injuries to both adults and children.
- We still don’t know the big picture. Will we be told that children need new Covid-19 jabs and boosters for the rest of their lives?
Every member of our society, especially health officials, and more realistically, parents and guardians, have a duty to protect innocent members of society, including children. We must strive to make the best decisions for them that we can with the information we have available to us. This includes decisions about Covid-19 vaccination.
Informed consent has historically been an integral part of healthcare and the vaccination process. We cannot consent to interventions if we are not truly informed about them.
Be prepared and informed about the Covid vaccine for children.
The most meaningful things we can do for our children right now are focus on health, stability in their daily lives while showing a lot of love with direct contact, and education. As parents and caregivers, we know our children best. Always remember that you are the most important advocate for your children, and you are their last line of defense.
If you, your child, or someone else in your family contracts Covid-19, treat early at home using a combination of therapies that work from a variety of different angles. See our Early Covid-19 Treatment Guidelines for useful tips.
This information is intended as a resource to empower parents to ask important questions about the Covid vaccine for children.
Here are some helpful guides and resources:
A useful guide for parents, written by Dr. Byram Bridle, a Canadian scientist specializing in vaccines and immunology.
The Children’s Health Defense letter to the FDA — Explores 12 reasons that the FDA should not authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for children ages 5 through 11.
6 Studies Showing Why Children Don’t Need — and Shouldn’t Get — a COVID Vaccine from scientist Paul Alexander.
Biological & Molecular Evidence article from scientist Paul Alexander.
19 Studies on Vaccine Efficacy that Raise Doubts on Vaccine Mandates also from Paul Alexander.
The Unity Project — A unified, non-partisan movement against forced Covid-19 child vaccines that stands for parents’ freedom of choice in kids’ health care.
Why are we vaccinating children against Covid-19? (Ronald N. Dostoff et al)
“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.”