FHM: “We are looking at” whether we should vaccinate Swedish 5-year-olds


Published 25 November 2021 at 16.48

Domestic. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has just approved corona vaccination for children up to the age of five. The Swedish Public Health Agency is now investigating whether such child vaccination should be introduced in Sweden.

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– We look at it continuously, says Sara Byfors, unit manager at the Swedish Public Health Agency, to Läkartidningen.

According to her, it is about doing a so-called risk and benefit assessment.

– What is the benefit of vaccinating a 6-year-old against covid-19, compared to the risk of side effects? We have an ongoing dialogue with the Medical Ethics Council and the Pediatric Association about this. We will make a recommendation but we do not see any urgency, Sara Byfors continues.

Israel has already started vaccinating children up to the age of five, as Fria Tider reported the other day.