Sweden stops vaccinating kids – risks outweigh benefits

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Sweden has decided against recommending covid vaccines for kids aged 5-11, the country’s Health Agency said on Thursday 27 January 2021, saying the benefits did not outweigh the risks.

“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 told a news conference.

She added the decision could be revisited if the research changed or if a new variant changed the pandemic. Kids in high-risk groups can already get the vaccine…

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Sweden registered more than 40,000 new covid cases on January 26 and has more than 100 patients in intensive care.

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