Sweden will not recommend Covid vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 because they do not see a clear benefit for doing so.
“With the knowledge we have today, with a low risk for serious disease for kids, we don’t see any clear benefit with vaccinating them,” Health Agency official Britta Bjorkholm said during a news conference, Reuters reported.
Fox News reported:
Sweden’s government has declined to recommend vaccinating children under 12 years old for COVID-19 after determining there would be little medical benefit for doing so.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden said in a press release Thursday that the medical benefit for an individual child aged 5-11 who has received a general vaccination against COVID-19 “is currently small,” and that while the situation is being “constantly” assessed, it has decided against recommending a general vaccination of children under 12 years for the spring term of 2022.