Experts divided on vaccinating children against Covid

Moral quandary raised over jabbing children for virus which, mostly, does not seriously affect them

Christine Loscher says three separate medicines regulatory authorities have approved use of the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds. Photograph: Bloomberg

Christine Loscher says three separate medicines regulatory authorities have approved use of the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds. Photograph: Bloomberg

Roscommon-based family doctor, and mother of five, Madeleine Ní Dhálaigh’s biggest worry is that there will be a mutation of the Covid-19 virus that will make it more dangerous to children.

“The less virus in the community, the less transmutation,” says Dr Ní Dhálaigh. “The mutation is the big worry. We could have to go back to the drawing board.”

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