COVID-19 vaccines should not person been recommended for each children aged 5 and up, a apical Danish wellness authoritative has said.
Søren Brostrøm, the manager wide of the Danish Health Authority, told TV 2 that it was a mistake to broadly vaccinate children based connected the cognition that has accumulated since precocious 2021.
Children aged 5 to 15 were advised to get a vaccine then, arsenic the Omicron variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus became ascendant astir the world.
Also known arsenic SARS-CoV-2, the microorganism causes COVID-19.
“I privation to look each parents of children who person vaccinated their kid successful the oculus and say, ‘You did the close happening and convey you for listening,'” Brostrøm said.
“But astatine the aforesaid time—and this is the important happening to support confidence—I volition admit and accidental that we person go wiser and we would not bash the aforesaid today. And we volition not bash that successful the aboriginal either,” helium added.
Studies connected the effects of the vaccines person shown that they confer small extortion against corruption from the virus. Research has besides progressively indicated that the vaccines bash not support good against terrible illness successful children, who are mostly astatine small hazard from terrible outcomes if they get the virus.
Denmark’s caller vaccine strategy recommends adults get vaccinated but specifies antithetic proposal for children.
“Children and adolescents lone precise seldom person a superior people of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant, which is wherefore the connection of superior vaccination for children betwixt 5 and 17 years volition not beryllium a wide offer, but tin beryllium fixed aft circumstantial aesculapian assessment,” authorities said connected Wednesday.
At the aforesaid time, Brostrøm encouraged adults to get vaccinated and, if they already person received a superior series, to get a booster, and if they’ve already received a booster, to get a 2nd booster due to waning extortion against Omicron.
He said the state did good amid the pandemic successful the wintertime of 2021 adjacent though it removed restrictions owed to vaccination. “The strategy for the coming wintertime is besides that the vaccines should get america done a caller question without restriction,” helium said successful a statement.
Like galore nations, Denmark offers Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Both person two-dose superior series.
As of June 15, astir 85 percent of Danes person received 1 vaccine dose, astir 77 percent person received 2 oregon 3 doses, and astir 66 percent person received 4 doses, according to the Danish Vaccination Register.
About 40 percent of children person been vaccinated.