We love our kids. And as parents we have a few serious questions about COVID vaccinations. How about you?
We welcome parents with open minds. Open hearts. And with serious questions.
Parents With Questions is a bunch of parents with curious minds who want to make sure we have all the information about COVID vaccinations for our kids. We want to encourage each other to do our own research. Trust our wisdom as parents. And say ‘no’ until we are 100% sure. Making this decision needs information from more than one side.
On 10 January 2022, the Government’s COVID vaccination rollout for 5 to 11- year-olds started. Start asking questions
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What is the risk of my child catching COVID-19?
The risk of your child catching COVID-19 is as likely as most communicable diseases (eg viruses). The good news is the disease in children is extremely mild and may only be a runny nose, cough or many have a tummy upset as the lymph glands in their tummies become swollen. REF 1.
Thousands of children have contracted COVID-19 worldwide. The recovery rate is 99.99%. Whilst children seem to experience all the typical viral symptoms (running nose, cough, sore tummy) they recover well and healthy children don’t seem to have ongoing health issues. REF 2, 3, 5.
There is very little data to demonstrate that children are spreaders of the virus. Whilst they may contract the virus they are less likely to spread it. This has been well researched and documented. REF 1.
The basis of all protection is to make sure a person’s immune system is intact and has all the vitamins and minerals necessary to mount a defense. The most important first line of protection and primary care proven over the last 100 years are:
- Ensure a diet of multi-colored vegetables, high-quality proteins and healthy fats
- Maintain a daily intake of vitamins C and D, as well as zinc, both through food and supplements
- Teach your child to use tissues and dispose of into a bin
- Wash their hands before eating
- Make sure they are getting enough hours sleep, as this is when the body makes antibodies
- Get plenty of fresh air and exercise, with time off screens
- If sick, keep your child at home with bed rest, soups, etc. Ref 7
The data and research at this stage shows that as the COVID-19 virus mutates it becomes weaker. Omicron may be more infectious but less damaging. The impact of Omicron on children is yet to be assessed. REF 7,16
While there are a few preliminary studies in children, all of the COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia are experimental and still under research. In 2022, the vaccines are at Phase III—testing on large groups. Phase IV, the post-market surveillance of safety and effectiveness, will not be complete until 2024. Until this time, the products cannot be conclusively deemed safe, or efficacious. Unfortunately, many adverse effects from these vaccines may affect young people for life, leading to myocarditis, autoimmunity problems, cancers, and potentially death REF 2, 9
The theory of a vaccine is to stimulate the body to create an antibody so it can defend itself if confronted with the pathogen (virus or bacteria).
The current COVID-19 vaccines do not work this way. The currently provisionally approved COVID-19 vaccines use mRNA or vector based technologies to prompt the body to create a spike protein. This technology is still experimental which is why the drugs are only at Phase III.
Some virologists have expressed concern with the type of technologies used in the current COVID-19 vaccines and that the spike protein may result in unknown short to long term impacts that would work to enhance entry of a virus into the cells and result in autoimmune reactions. REF 16
There is a big push in Australia to have all children vaccinated for many diseases. Most of these diseases are mild and transient in children. However, early evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccinated and non-vaccinated adults are still getting the disease. There is no published data to demonstrate that the current vaccines offer any more protection than a healthy person’s own immunity. REF 1,2
Evidence and medical opinion globally is that safety (risk benefit ratio) of the current Phase III experimental injections in children is not established. The mRNA injections are creating adverse reactions and even death in young people.
With a 99.99% recovery rate in healthy children, there appears to be no benefit in risking a child’s health for any current perceived benefit. Many doctors who are pro-vaccination are scrutinising the research and evidence and are not comfortable that the benefit to the child is worth the risk. REF 2, 4, 8, 10, 11
The main side effects documented are sore arm, malaise, site inflammation etc.
Adverse reactions recorded so far include:
• Hearing loss
• Brain fog
• Pulmonary embolism
• Heart attacks
• Fertility issues
• Sudden death
• Guillan-Barré Syndrome
• Menstrual issues
• Seizures and uncontrollable fitting
(NB this list is not inclusive of all documented adverse effects and issues) REF 2, 14, 15
There is a divide globally amongst doctors and paediatricians about the correct course of action. Some suggest the vaccines will provide safety for children, whilst others (including the inventor of the mRNA technology, Robert Malone, MD) believe they are unsafe, untested, and of unproven efficacy in children.
Risk versus benefit has not been established‚ seeing as healthy children rarely succumb to the disease or have ongoing issues with the virus compared to the growing number of documented adverse reactions. Some countries have suspended the rollout of these vaccines in children due to safety concerns. REF 11, 14, 15
Initially, two injections are required for COVID-19 vaccination passports. Boosters have been pre-advised for adults.
In contrast to the natural immunity from exposure to the virus, the effect of the injections appears to be short-lived, requiring boosters to maintain antibody levels. Vaccinating those with natural immunity to any virus has never been standard protocol as innate immunity is usually superior to facilitated immunity (i.e. vaccination). There is no long-term safety data on the continual use of boosters. REF 2, 13
According to the World Health Organisation ( 5th January, 2022), people with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine should not take it. There are currently no efficacy or safety data for children below the age of 12 years. Until such data are available, individuals below 12 years of age should not be routinely vaccinated. REF 17
Who is the best person to be making decisions about your children’s health, you or the Government?
We are from all walks of life and represent the entire political, medical and religious spectrum. We understand and sympathize with public concern for the elderly and high-risk adults.
However the vast majority of adults are now vaccinated, so do we really need to rush in and vaccinate our children who pose no risk to the spread of the virus?