Covid-19: “Young children must be vaccinated” according to Moderna CEO

the essential The French CEO of the American company Moderna affirmed that “it was necessary to vaccinate young children”, this Tuesday 26 October . For him, the Delta variant has “changed the game”.

Should children under 12 be vaccinated against Covid – 19? St├ęphane Bancel, the French leader of the American biotechnology company Moderna, defends this position. In an interview with Le Parisien and published this Tuesday 26 October, the CEO said “we must vaccinate young children”.

“The Delta variant is a game changer” for children, he said. “We see a lot more serious forms at this age. This was not the case last year. It is really a phenomenon of the summer 2021” analyzes-t- he. The CEO relied on the example of the United States, “where there have been many more cases of Delta than in France”. He claims that “almost 20% of Americans hospitalized were children, which was not at all the case with the original strain.”

Contagious children

Unvaccinated children would, for the French leader, be a source of danger for their loved ones. “An infected child will transmit the Covid to his grandparents who, if they have not had their recall, risk ending up in the hospital” he explains in the columns of the Parisian. “When we know that almost a billion doses of RNA vaccines have been injected and that their level of safety is also high, the benefit-risk ratio for minors and society is clearly positive”.

This Monday, the American company Morderna announced the positive results of its vaccine in young children. More than 4 700 participants aged 6 to 11 years have participated in clinical trials. However, at the moment children under 12 are not eligible for these serums.

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