The UK’s top doctors, CMO’s, said, healthy children aged 12 to 15 y/o should be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
The CMO’s, Chief Medical Officer, is the senior government helper who is the head of the government hospitals. A CMO’s ranked top in the system of medical staff.
The government’s vaccine committee, said, there was not enough advantage to warrant it on health grounds only – however they said ministers could consider different components.
They also said this would continue to cause disturbance in face-to-face education and as well as the danger to their mental health. UK also passed the policy in all the neighbouring areas for asking people, who were tested positive, should isolate for 10 days.
Prof. Chris Whitty, is a British physician serving as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for UK, said, “it was a tough choice”. But he also, quoted, “it could be a significant and valuable tool” in reducing school disruption in the coming months and also offering a covid-19 vaccine to all children which is appropriate.
It is expected that the vaccinations could be serving through schools as soon as possible.
The JCVI, said, youngsters with healthy immune system have a very low risk of Covid-19.
The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (JCVI), is an independent expert advisory team, which make recommendation concerning of vaccination schedules and safety.
But they suggested that wider topics, like education, should be taken into consideration and observed by CMO’s.
Why giving only “single jab” of a Covid-19?
The recommendation that only one jab be given, is related with the extremely uncommon danger of a condition called myocarditis, or irritation of the heart muscle.
Myocarditis, is inflammation of the heart muscle. It’s also known as inflammatory cardiomyopathy. The symptoms may include shortness of breath, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat.
The cases of Myocarditis, are usually mild and children recover rapidly with usual treatment.
The risk is little after one antibody portion and marginally higher after two, with 12 to 34 cases seen for each 1,000,000 second dosages.
Young men are at higher danger than young women.
Furthermore, the greater part of the advantages from the vaccine, which decrease the small risk of sickness, are acquired after one.
Children aged above 12 to 18 have only been told to get one dose of the vaccine.
Many other countries have decided to give two doses of vaccine to children, although the CMO’s only recommended single jab for children.
Let’s hope this pandemic will leave us soon and things will get normal.