Anti covid vaccine for 12-15 year olds? “The British have taken this decision not to recommend it but as far as Europe is concerned, the vaccine is approved by the EMA for over 12s. The benefits for 12-15 year olds outweigh the risks, I vaccinated my children. Major scientific societies of pediatricians recommend getting the vaccine in this adolescent age group. I remain of the position that anti-Covid vaccines should also be recommended for 12-15 years “. Matteo Bassetti, director of the infectious diseases department at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, commenting on the choice of Great Britain not to opt for mass vaccination for children between 12 and 15 years.
“There is a report from the CDC that underlines how the risk of pericarditis and myocarditis in adolescents who are affected by Covid is 30 times higher than the risk of pericarditis or myocarditis if one is immunized. So – concludes Bassetti – it seems to me a fact quite incontrovertible. The risks are less than the benefits. “