Doctors’ Union condemns spreading false information about vaccination of children

The Finnish Medical Association condemns the spread of false information about the vaccination of children.

The medical organization reminds that the consequences of coronavirus infection on children cannot be underestimated as they may also have a severe illness.

The Physicians ‘Union also notes that vaccinations can keep schools and clubs open.

The Physicians’ Union notes that studies have shown side effects from vaccines happy rare compared to the severe consequences of the disease itself.

In recent weeks, about 17% of new infections have been diagnosed in 10-20 year olds.

According to the results of a recent Kansalaispulssi survey, 78% of parents have a positive attitude to vaccinate their children, 13% – against.

Earlier it was reported that there is a campaign against vaccination of children on social media. At the same time, experts from the THL Department of Health and Social Development and the Vaccine Research Center recommend vaccination, since, in their opinion, coronavirus vaccines are safe for children aged 12 to 15 years.

Epidemiologist at Tampere University and a researcher at the European University at St. Petersburg Anton Barchuk comments on the situation with the vaccination of children in the author’s material of News Yle.