(by Will Jones | The Daily Skeptic) – One in every 500 children under five years who received the Pfizer mRNA Covid vaccine were hospitalised with a vaccine injury, and one in 200 had symptoms ongoing for weeks or months afterwards, a study has found.
The study published in JAMA included 7,806 children aged five or younger who were followed up of for an average of 91.4 days following their first Pfizer vaccination. It was a retrospective cohort study done as an authenticated online survey (response rate 41.1%) in spring 2022 which included parents or caregivers who registered children for SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in outpatient care facilities in Germany. It compared the adverse events to those of the same children with other vaccinations in order to control for over-reporting.
It concluded that the symptoms reported after Pfizer vaccination were “comparable overall” to those for other vaccines. Let’s see.
- Any symptoms: 62% higher
- Musculoskeletal (muscles and bones) symptoms: 155% higher
- Dermatologic (skin) symptoms: 118% higher
- Otolaryngologic (ears, nose and throat) symptoms: 537% higher
- Cardiovascular (heart etc.): 36% higher
- Gastrointestinal (stomach etc.): 54% higher
It calls these “modestly elevated”. (Note that not all are statistically significant and some confidence intervals are wide, see below.)
In 0.5% of the children (40 of 7,806) symptoms were “currently ongoing and thus of unknown significance”. This is in a study with a 2-4 month follow-up period. That means 0.5% of children had an adverse effect that lasted for weeks or months. In two cases (0.03%), symptoms were confirmed to have lasted longer than 90 days. Read Full Article >