More than 100,000 signature petitions for vaccinations of Australians aged 12 to 15


Over 108,000 Australians have signed a petition to Congress against the use of the vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 16 years.

The petition will be made after September 13 after the national immune advisory body approves the use of the Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) for Australians aged 12 to 15 years.

Petition, Immediately stop the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-16Signed by 108,892 individuals, closed on September 1, arguing that mass vaccination of children would be a “bet” on their lives.

“There is no short-term, medium-term, or long-term data to support the benefits that outweigh the risks of this age group. This is a bet on children’s lives and the largest experiment known to humans,” the petition read. ..

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that young Americans (ages 0-15) had lower infection and mortality rates compared to other age groups.

“The vaccine is in the experimental stage. The trial is incomplete and approved without complete safety and efficacy data available,” he added.

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People are waiting in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the newly opened vaccination hub in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia on August 21, 2021. (BelindaSoole / GettyImages)

Last week, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunity (ATAGI) approved vaccination of young Australians, saying: (Moderna). “

Prime Minister Scott Morrison supported the move, saying it would accelerate immunization rates for the entire population.

“There are 1.2 million people (12 to 15 years old) across Australia. If we can get 1.8 million vaccinations in just one week, we will be sure to get 1.2 million vaccinations in parallel. 12 years old At the age of fifteen, achieving the levels that need to be achieved there is certainly a task within the capabilities of the vaccination program, “he told reporters on August 26.

In 2021, Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said more children were infected, partly because more adults were vaccinated.

“The numbers are there and we find cases of children, but most are family groups and some are related to school groups,” he said. “But almost completely, children’s illnesses are far less severe than adults.”

Vaccination is an important indicator for Australia to move away from frequent blockades and reliance on ongoing health restrictions.

The National Cabinet, an intergovernmental organization involving the Prime Minister and state and territory leaders, agreed on a four-step immunization roadmap in late July.

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A person passed a poster recommending vaccination in Melbourne, Australia on August 31, 2021. (William West via Getty Images / AFP)

The country is currently working towards the 70% mark (Phase B of the roadmap). This will significantly remove stay-at-home orders and restrictions nationwide.

Australian leaders relied heavily on restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. When a single case was discovered, it could even block the entire city.

However, the spread of Delta variants has forced the story to change with the federal government, and New South Wales and Victorian Prime Ministers recognize that zero infection with COVID-19 and its variants is unattainable. I am.

This change is also consistent with heightened anxiety from Australians, especially during the long-term blockades in Sydney and Melbourne, resulting in increased mental health problems and unemployment.

On August 21, thousands of Australians in the major metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Coolangatta-Tweed Heads went out to the streets in opposition to the blockade of COVID-19. ..

Daniel Y. Ten