Should we vaccinate our under 18s??

Now here’s a dilemma.

People under the age of eighteen are extremely unlikely to get very ill from covid-19 (unless a killer variant comes along) but they are spreaders of the disease.

In terms of their own health it is probably unlikely that they need to be vaccinated. but young people could act as a reservoir of the virus and help spread it to older vulnerable people. By acting as a reservoir they could also enable the virus to mutate to cause troublesome variants.

So – do we vaccinate the under 18s in order to help protect older, more vulnerable, people? Or do we allow them to catch it and pass it on?

If all the vulnerable are vaccinated – does it matter?

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