Norwegian professor: Children should be vaccinated against COVID-19

Vaccination - childrenPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB

While the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) has still not decided whether children in Norway should be vaccinated against COVID-19, a Norwegian professor believes they should.

The FHI is in the process of assessing whether children and young people should be included in the vaccination program. They will first assess the age group 16–17. After that, they will assess those between 12 and 15.

Professor and author Anne Spurkland has no doubts.

“Children should be vaccinated. Why should children get the infection when we have the vaccine? It is not the case that having infections makes you healthier. The immune system does not need infections,” Spurkland told newspaper VG.

She is an expert on the immune system and believes that vaccination of children would be good both for immunity in society and for the children.

“There are many factors that must be considered if a vaccine is to be offered to healthy young people,” FHI chief physician Margrethe Greve-Isdahl wrote in an email to the newspaper.

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