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Are you getting your child 5-11 vaccinated? Why/why not?

  • 13-01-2022 11:10am
    Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭ Cameron326

    On the fence about it, but the fact that as recent as a month or two ago the scientific advice, certainly coming out of the UK (on Yougov. no less) was that getting it was not recommended for under 12s unless they had a particularly vulnerable family member/were themselves very vulnerable - is making me think twice. If the case for vaccines is of the variety “parents need to sit down with their young (5 year old) child and have a discussion about it” (to quote a doctor in a recent Irish Times article) - well that just seems like they simply don’t know, in which case I look to the stats (such as they are available and as unclear/ill defined as they are) and the case for vaccination of healthy 5, 6, 7 year old, certainly in terms of pure known and speculative unknown risk/benefit to the child, seems unconvincing to say the least.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ Marty Bird

    No I won’t be getting them vaccinated, they had the virus only recently and it was a slight cough, healthy children are extremely low risk from the virus.

  • Registered Users Posts: 641 ✭✭✭ MilkyToast


    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~C.S. Lewis

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭ copeyhagen

    no, both (4 and 7) had it back in August, theirs was even milder than both times i had it. 100% they dont need it

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭ Sammy2012

    No mine are 6 and 8 and covid was in the house and they still didn't catch it. Myself and my husband both are triple vaxxed and caught it and we made no effort to isolate from the kids and they still didn't catch it from us.

  • Registered Users Posts: 313 ✭✭ MizMix

    No. Myself and husband have it now (isolation ends tomorrow). Kids (9 and 7) didn’t get it. Negative antigens and pcrs. My husband has no symptoms. If it was a year ago I may have made a different decision but as this strain is weaker hopefully we’re getting close to it being endemic. I also think maybe they had it already as we haven’t isolated from them at all and I even kissed them on the lips first day (had a false negative on an antigen).

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,983 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly

    I can't imagine the take up will be high for the 5-11 year olds.

    Currently 20% have registered.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ harrylittle

    I wouldn't recommend it .... the effects of covid on children is a bit like the chicken pox..very mild effect on children in general compared to adults.

  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ harrylittle

    not to long ago parents used to hold chicken pox parties to get the children infected with chicken pox. this would result in children getting a mild form of chicken pox but would gain excellent life long immunity., much better than vaccines...ditto ..covid

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ Bradley Clever Jugular

    Not a hope. She doesn't need it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭ MacDanger

    100% yes

  • Registered Users Posts: 189 ✭✭ choronzonix


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Raichu


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,052 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Chips Lovell

    Definitely yes. The fact that kids usually only get mild cases is kind of irrelevant IMO. The sooner we stem transmission, the sooner kids can go back to having a more normal childhood.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,966 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon

    I have a 5 a 6 a 7 a 8 a 9 a 10 and a 11 year old and they are all getting the jab. I told them you need to toughen up. You're weak the lot of you. Crying over nothing. You little shíts.

    I told them when I was your age I had to sleep on a pile of broken glass as my mattress.

  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Raichu

    Hope that’s a joke cos otherwise I’m gonna feel bad for laughing

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭ c montgomery

    Not a chance

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭ MacDanger

    Just on the point about transmission, you can still pass it on after being vaccinated but less so than someone who is vaccinated.

    For example, take person A who hasn't been vaccinated and person B who has been vaccinated. Both contract covid at exactly the same time. Person As body needs to learn how to produce antibodies to fight & kill the virus and so the virus lives in their body until this happens. Person Bs body however already knows how to create antibodies to fight the virus so the virus is killed much sooner. In this way, person B has a much lower potential to transmit the virus than person A

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 zefirki

    No no no!! My aunt pediatrician advised us against it (AT THE MOMENT)

    I am not gonna mention here about my and a family member side effects from the jab ..thats for another thread...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,966 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon

    I agree but I will mention the side effects I got. My penis shrunk 2 inches and I was speaking to an expert who said I will never get those 2 inches back.