If the vaccine was FDA approved as oppose to EUA - I would slightly agree. I could not see my 2 yr. old getting a EUA vaccine with soo many unanswered questions...jmo.Kids may not be as vulnerable to the plague as adults (especially seniors) are. But they can still carry the illness with them and infect the more vulnerable. Thus, better for them to be immunized so that they cannot infect anyone else.
Now let us hope young children from ages 2-11 will also be immunized soon so that all will be protected. After all, you never know when a variant that only affects kids may manifest itself. What a dreadful thought that would be.
I posted this on another thread but it may be relevant here: Researchers warn that Pfizer vaccine induces complex reprogramming of innate immune responses. From news-medical.net: The key takeawy from this article may be the following:I thank God my daughter is 28 yrs old and able to make her own decisions. The majority of youths in that age group immune systems are good...why take a chance on comprising their immune system...jmo.
Something as serious as getting a vaccine shot, I strongly feel they are not capable of making that decision on their own. Some adults were not properly informed of the possible side effects because no one knew. I know of a few adults that went back and forth as to whether to get it or not and a few wish they had not. My hubby got the vax and has had a nagging cough ever since. I ask him was it allergies he said, I don't know. At some point, he may need to get it checked out. Again, we all do what is best for us. The C-19 has not stopped my standard of living. My faith in the medical World/Science is not the greatest due to personal reasons.IMO a 12 year old is capable of making an informed decision.
This is just one of many decisions/choices that a young person will have to make about their bodies, beliefs, safety, etc...
I would support it and explain it but the ultimate decision should be left to the child.