So far, vaccines against the coronavirus have only been approved from the age of 12.
Even so, some pediatricians also vaccinate younger children.
Munich - A kind of network of doctors in Germany is supposed to secretly vaccinate young children against the corona virus - even though no corona vaccine has yet been approved for under 12-year-olds.
This is reported by the
Corona vaccines are only approved for children over the age of twelve - doctors network still secretly vaccinates
So far, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer and Moderna for children from the age of twelve.
In Germany, the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) has not yet issued a general recommendation.
So far, the Stiko only recommends vaccinations for children from the age of twelve with certain previous illnesses, as children are usually only extremely rarely affected by severe Covid courses.
For weeks there has been criticism from various sides - the health ministers of the federal states are now calling for vaccinations to be offered to all 12 to 17 year olds from now on in the vaccination centers.
Pediatrician from Brandenburg sees vaccinations for children as his "responsibility"
But some paediatricians are not doing this quickly enough:
report, they are already deliberately
the approval guidelines and recommendations.
You should also give the vaccine to young children.
“I have a responsibility.
For my patients, for society.
I think: Preventing serious illnesses if he can is easy for a doctor, "one of the vaccinating doctors is quoted in the report.
He wants to remain anonymous for fear of death threats.
Parents from all over Germany come to his practice in Brandenburg.
He also vaccinates younger children with the vaccines from Biontech and Moderna, but in smaller doses adapted to the age of the children.
Medic distributes against Stiko and justifies child vaccinations
The doctor from Brandenburg justified his approach with the “very dynamic situation”, since the circumstances were now completely different from those at the time when the rules were developed.
Because when the vaccines were tested on twelve-year-olds, the alpha variant of the coronavirus was predominant, but now the much more contagious delta variant is around 90 percent.
The pediatrician also tells against the Stiko: This can only "normal life, it cannot pandemic".
By the way, the doctors' network is moving in the legal area with their approach, but the liability risk in the event of any vaccine damage lies solely with the doctor in this case.
But the doctors consciously accept this risk, as the Brandenburg doctor