On the Pfizer vaccine to children between 12 and 17 years are “more elements in favor than against”. Massimo Galli, director of Infectious Diseases at the Sacco hospital in Milan, said this to Adnkronos Health, commenting on the no of the experts in Germany to the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 to 12-17 year olds without diseases.
“It does not seem like a great idea to me to assume this type of attitude towards the vaccine of the youngest. And anyway, with the new variants, among the youngest the virus circulates, at the moment without serious effects but we do not know for the future. Also with a view to limiting a greater circulation of the virus, I am of the opinion that vaccination is a fact to date, even in children, substantially positive. There are no real elements to say that it is not good at the moment. elements in favor “, says the infectious disease specialist.
Never as in these days, remembers Galli, “it is clear that two elements must be considered for the vaccine issue: the general interest of the population and that of the individual, respecting the risk-benefit ratio of those who get vaccinated. viral I have little doubt that I have to reconsider the use in young people, as regards the use of the Pfizer vaccine among adolescents I still enroll among those who have a position, on the basis of the available data, that globally considers that the benefit of vaccine outweighs the risks that someone puts forward.
Galli points out, in fact, that “although it is difficult for the infection to bring young people to intensive care, it is also true that if you don’t get this virus it’s better. We do not yet know its future behavior”.