LETTERS: Should children be vaccinated?

Should children be vaccinated for COVID-19? Only if the risks to the child from COVID are greater than than the risks from the vaccination. That is what common sense tells us, and what our laws should tell us if they don’t.

Do we know if a child’s risks from COVID-19 are greater than from the vaccination? No! We should, but unfortunately we do not. Why don’t we know this? Because the CDC has not analyzed this, or even worse, has not seen fit to tell us if they have analyzed it.

Specific answers that would help: How many people in the U.S. in different age ranges (i.e. 5 to 10 and 11 to 18) have died from COVID19? From the vaccination? How many have been hospitalized from COVID? From the vaccination?

Just answering those two questions would be an important first step in helping a parent decide.

I don’t believe for an instant that those two answers cannot be provided from data supplied to the CDC or the states.

Rather than endlessly repeating that the vaccination is safe, why not provide answers so parents can make an informed decision.

John Magyar, Harlingen