A video of a GB news interview has gone viral on social media that claims the Covid-19 vaccines are not safe for children and they kill more than save. We fact-checked and found that the claim is False.
The video shows the interview of Robert Malone, a virologist and immunologist, taken by Neil Oliver, GB News presenter. During the interview Dr. Malone claimed that Covid-19 vaccines are not good for children.
Dr. Malone said that he does “not regard them (the vaccines) as safe particularly in children”.
He further added, “The risk-benefit ratio is completely upside down. More children will die from these vaccines than will be saved. The data are quite clear”. The video can be seen here, here, here and here.
Is Covid-19 vaccine unsafe for children?
No. There is no evidence that suggests Covid-19 vaccine is causing death among children. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed that the benefits of Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks in people below the age 18.
MHRA has also conducted a safety profile test for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-old children that has shown positive results. The report can be seen here.
The Indian National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) provides updated guidelines on vaccination for children because the chance of reducing the effect of Covid-19 burden in less than two years is very low.
Are there any side effects of Covid-19 vaccine among children?
MHRA has confirmed that myocarditis is a recognized potential risk of Covid-19 vaccines. However, the incidence of myocarditis in children under 18 years following Covid-19 vaccination are “very rare”. In India, two vaccines have been approved, Covaxin and ZycovD ,for the age group of 12-17 years. Several other trials are undergoing in age groups as young as 6 months, but results have not yet been published.
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