Summary title: Petition No 0061/2022 by Martin Zizi (Belgian) signed by 188 other persons, on alleged potential risks resulting from the vaccination of children against Covid-19
Petition number: 0061/2022
Topics: Health, Environment, Education, Justice, Equal Opportunities and Gender
Country: All EU countries
Name: Martin Zizi
The petition, signed by 189 persons (132 doctors and 57 scientists) puts forward extensive arguments against the vaccination of children against COVID-19 and other protection measures targeting children who are part of the range of policies that Member States have put in place to fight the pandemic. They argue the following: that children most commonly have a mild presentation or do not become sick at all when infected with SARS-CoV-2; that there is a concerning picture of widespread adverse events and deaths following Covid-19 vaccination, especially myocarditis and pericarditis in children and adolescents, that there is emerging evidence pointing to the interference of Covid-19 vaccines with innate immunity; that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is still in an experimental phase and that in the European Union it has only received a conditional market authorization from the European Medicines Agency (EMA); that medium and long-term data on the safety of the vaccines is absent, therefore the medium and long-term risks are unknown; that contracts concluded by the European Commission with vaccine producers exonerate the latter from any responsibility for the safety or efficacy of their vaccines; that Covid-19 vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission; that numerous studies have shown that children are not a major driver of the epidemic; that vaccinating children is not necessary for herd immunity; that natural immunity from infection with SARS-CoV-2 is broad and robust and more effective than vaccine-induced immunity, being the preferred route for all low-risk individuals, especially children; that several safe and effective prophylactic and therapeutic protocols have been shown to reduce deaths with Covid-19 by 75% in high-risk individuals; that it is unethical and in contradiction to international Conventions and Treaties to subject children to the risks - known and unknown - of Covid-19 vaccination when this is done not for their own benefit, but for the protection of high-risk adults and that as with any intrusive intervention, the decision whether to vaccinate a child must be based on an individual assessment.