Sweden refuses to recommend vaccination for 12-year-olds: it’s useless

The Swedish government is refusing to recommend covid-19 vaccination for children under the age of 12 after determining there would be little medical benefit from doing so.

The Swedish Public Health Agency said in a press release Thursday that the medical benefit for a single child aged 5 to 11 who has received a general vaccination against COVID-19 "is currently small" and that, while the situation is "constantly under evaluation", it has decided not to recommend a general vaccination of children under the age of 12 for the spring period of 2022.

"With the knowledge we have today, with a low risk of serious illness for children, we see no clear advantage in vaccinating them," Health Agency official Britta Bjorkholm said at a news conference, Reuters reported.

The Swedish government recommends vaccines for children 12 years of age and older from October 2021 and recommends vaccines for high-risk children between the ages of 5 and 11. So it seems that the Swedish government has taken a very empirical position on the matter, without extremes, trying to maximize utility, according to a traditional view, while minimizing the damage. The exact opposite of what happened in Italy with the various Pregliasco and Sileri. the nice ones …

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