4 Groups of People Who Shouldn’t Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Just Yet
Children under the age of 16
Most children infected with the novel coronavirus are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only a small percentage of children in the US have been confirmed with COVID-19.
At the moment, there is little information regarding the vaccination’s effects among teenagers and no information whatsoever regarding vaccination of young children, because the latter have been excluded from the clinical trials due to ethical and safety concerns.
Luckily, there are no major concerns that children will not react favorably to a vaccine. “Children generally respond well to vaccines,” said Donna Farber, a Columbia University immunologist. “They should respond well or comparably to a young adult, and maybe even better.”