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Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID

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give it to everyone, this new strategy is nonsense

14 ( +20 / -6 )

How can they innoculate children, if they can't even innoculate adults? Japan aleays has a plan..I will give them that. However, when it comes to execution of the said plan, it is always an ULTIMATE FAILURE!

31 ( +34 / -3 )

Wow, this is frustrating. Why not actually start to vaccinate the majority of your population before considering injecting this stuff into the young ones? Probably won't be necessary anyways once most of the adults are done.

21 ( +25 / -4 )

I'm pretty sure these stories are deliberately put out to fool or trick people into believing that the vaccine is available and all you have to do is line up or sign up for it. Hell they can't even vaccinate the staff who are administering the shots let alone most of the elderly, or anybody else, other than a few elite people, or so it seems!

27 ( +27 / -0 )

No mention of when this is planned to take place. Gotta keep those schools open.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

...by summer 2025.

15 ( +18 / -3 )

At the pace things are going, the next 100 year pandemic will hit before these folks get their vaccinations!

16 ( +18 / -2 )

More talks, more considering, more meetings .... but definitely not more inoculations!

Waiting and hesitating until it's too late. They can't even get those under 65 vaccinated, now they are talking about children. Besides, even those over 65 experience lots of problems, long waiting (telephone) lines, being asked to call again the next day, not being able to get connected since there are not enough phone operators, and so on. This whole affair stinks!!!

13 ( +13 / -0 )

Japan needs time to prepare. One year and a half was not enough time. Blimey!

13 ( +13 / -0 )

How about vaccinating the elderly and adults first. This is just more nonsense from JGov, we should be used to it by now...

16 ( +18 / -2 )

Suga just says something random like "vaccinate 1 million people per day" and Japan just runs with it having no idea what to do. They haven't finished vaccinating priority workers yet and they have barely begun vaccinating the elderly, yet they are already trying to jump straight to teenagers.

15 ( +15 / -0 )

Worry about the elderly and those with severe comorbidities first. They are the ones actually vulnerable, not teenagers.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

I love it!

397 words and no mention of when.

18 ( +19 / -1 )

Idiots. Want to curb infections in the young? get them to study from home while you inoculate those that are most at risk. but as usual the J gov is a clown car going around in circles to the tune of the Benny Hill Show

14 ( +15 / -1 )

On one side this is a positive development since it will help controlling the spreading even more, on the bad side it is mostly fantasy and wishful thinking in a country that can't even manage to immunize the vulnerable population.

11 ( +20 / -9 )

Like hell my kid is taking that experimental crap.

-6 ( +12 / -18 )

".... vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE...."

It's the other way around. It's developed by Biontech and co-produced by Pfizer which is also responsible for regulatory approvals in many markets.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Very good news as this is a needed step …once you finished vaccinated the general population…once you finished vaccinated elderly, medical staff and people with pre-conditions.

so as it stands it is a quite irrelevant story considering what japan has on its plate right now.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

By the time they get to vaccinating the current children in that agegroup they will be adults and there will be very few new children in the group because of depopulation

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Get the vulnerable vaccinated first.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

*If **the body under the health ministry decides it has collected enough data, it is expected to authorize the vaccine use expansion without conducting new clinical trials in Japan.*

Seriously, how does this country keep functioning? Where do they find these "experts" and "leaders?"

8 ( +8 / -0 )

NOT HOLDING MY BREATH, can't even get adults vaccinated, shouldn't be talking about the next phase.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

First things first, Japan! All your talk and lack of shots in arms just adds to everyone's frustration over your incompetency!!! SHOTS IN ARMS!!! Actions, or in your case the lack thereof, speak volumes!

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID

My guess is, at the speed of the rollout, the 12 year olds who will qualify for this have not even been born yet.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

By the time they get to vaccinating the current children in that agegroup they will be adults and there will be very few new children in the group because of depopulation

Lol. well said robert, in the meantime not even the health workers had been fully vaccinated in this 3rd world effort here.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Like hell my kid is taking that experimental crap.

Same with my kids. They don't need them at all. There is no valid reason for them to take any unnecessary risks with any of these unapproved vaccines (only authorized for emergency).

Good time to remind people that so far in Japan, nobody under 20 has died or suffered serious consequences from Covid-19. Zero!

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

Raw BeerToday  10:24 am JST

Like hell my kid is taking that experimental crap.

Same with my kids. They don't need them at all. There is no valid reason for them to take any unnecessary risks with any of these unapproved vaccines (only authorized for emergency).

Good time to remind people that so far in Japan, nobody under 20 has died or suffered serious consequences from Covid-19. Zero!

Selfish man! Won't someone think of the pharmaceutical companies?

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

People eat Pocky & McDonalds and then say

How can you inject this stuff into children?

It's mNRA. It's not a virus. It tells your cells to make spike proteins. Your immune system destroys the proteins.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

I have children and they will not be part of this 'smoke and screens' project ! No other country started talking about inoculating youngsters when its overall count on elderlies stand at 240,000. Some politically naive Japanese citizens might find that a good move, I just find it a reminder of how ineffective Suga's governing skills are. I'm sure a team of ten of us here, from Europe, North America, etc. could do a far better job of this, Japanese are masters at dithering, they couldn't take a decision if their lives depended on it: this vaccination program shows that just too well. I recommend all my fellow expats here, not to get frustrated about it, we have a choice when it comes to decide where to keep our investments, where to plan our future, etc. Do not make your hard earned money part of this shameful scam, which is 'elitist Japan'. Give your children as much scope as possible to decide where to settle when adults. Whatever you do, do not commit to Japan, you cannot trust people who think of you as a citizen not worthy of an equal treatment when it comes to even the most basic of rights, eg: renting a room, applying for a job, etc. and before someone comes up with a rebuke about this last line, I mean some jobs are the exclusive domain of Japanese national, no matter your ability. Think about one of us becoming a security staff at the airport or a bank employee, as an example. No ! This jobs are not open to 'gaijin'. Think twice before committing your life to this country, you will always come second.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Leave the kids alone!

Parents, say NO!

https://breaking-news.ca/the-new-nuremberg-trials-2021-please-share-this-info/

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

These are the cases from the Pfizer (5,000 children) and Moderna (6750 children) vaccine trials on children that have shown up so far that put children in Japan at risk as well if they plan on injecting them.

When I wrote: "Good time to remind people that so far in Japan, nobody under 20 has died or suffered serious consequences from Covid-19. Zero!", that was based on about 61,000 confirmed infections (probably many more actual infections). So it does appear that for children, the vaccine is much more dangerous than becoming infected.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

We know that older people and people with health complications are much more likely to die or have serious cases from COVID. This is fact.

Medical professionals dealing with COVID and providing direct medical support to other people should be vaccinated first. They screwed this up in the US. I know a 25 yr old who got vaccinated 3 months before I did because she worked with kids who had speech impediments. That was wrong.

Then vaccinate the oldest people and those with respiratory illnesses - who are also older.

Do 10 yr groups, since the death statistics are noticeably different with every 10 yrs in age.

Over 85

Over 75

Over 65

Over 55

Then J-Govt can start worrying about all the others. Teens should be the last group, based on what we know today. Just keep them away from Grandma. Teens shouldn't be getting shots for 3 months based on how long it will take to get ramped up and everyone else pricked.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Selfish man! Won't someone think of the pharmaceutical companies?

Yes, terribly sad isn't it? It used to keep me up at night. But they do appear to have plenty of supporters... ; )

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

These are the cases from the Pfizer (5,000 children) and Moderna (6750 childrenvaccine trials on children that have shown up so far that put children in Japan at risk as well if they plan on injecting them.

But once again you conveniently forget to include the information that put this in context, is it because it proves the correlations you make spurious? You do understand that teenagers do have blood clot problems, and that a video do not provide confirmation of a case.

For example you forgot to include the very pertinent information that the 16yo from Wisconsin was taking birth control pills which have a much more stronger relationship with blot clot problems than any of the vaccines (and specially mRNA vaccines that are not even related in adults).

When I wrote: "Good time to remind people that so far in Japan, nobody under 20 has died or suffered serious consequences from Covid-19. Zero!", that was based on about 61,000 confirmed infections (probably many more actual infections). So it does appear that for children, the vaccine is much more dangerous than becoming infected.

That would be completely unjustified, because in the first place nobody under 20 have been reported to die from COVID-19, which in Japan with its terribly low detection system is definitely not the same, in the second place this depends on keeping the spreading under strict control, something that is economically very difficult and it appears close to be lost recently (deaths become much more numerous in relationship with increase of cases in the same group), and in the third place because you are comparing uncorroborated fatalities from another country with this one, which is obviously invalid. Would you think appropriate to compare fatality rates from COVID in people over 65 in USA against deaths after vaccination in people over 65 in Japan?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Vaccines for everybody !!..

Leave the kids alone!

Leave Britney Alone !!...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

My Children WILL NOT be government guniea pigs...

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

I think this was probably a translation error??

Perhaps more correctly

Children now aged 12-15 will be of eligible age by the time vaccines are ready.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Who is Pfizer paying in order to get such quick approvals?

Please let Moderna, AZ and Novavax who they need to pay off to get quick approvals.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

So it does appear that for children, the vaccine is much more dangerous than becoming infected.

once again more misinformation by people that dont follow the science, yes children can become infected, while the risk is very low of dying from covid, the risk is far higher of them bringing it home and infecting mum dad grandma grandpa, theyre the ones that will more likley die of covid or develop serious long term health problems

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Japan’s legendary PDCA cycle: Plan Delay Cancel Apologize.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

PDCA cycle: Plan Delay Cancel Apologize.

aka Indecision Syndrome

2 ( +2 / -0 )

while the risk is very low of dying from covid,

Yes, out of 61,000 confirmed infections: zero deaths and zero serious complications.

the risk is far higher of them bringing it home and infecting mum dad grandma grandpa, theyre the ones that will more likley die of covid or develop serious long term health problems

once again more misinformation by people that don't follow the science, vaccines do not prevent infected people from transmitting the virus to others.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

So in principle, I think it's good they are planning to vaccinate under 16's. Knowing how difficult it is for Japanese to put plans into practice, the earlier they start the better.

But like others said, they should focus on getting vaccines into arms, starting with health workers. How can ambulance drivers, or doctors and nurses who have to vaccinate others, still be unvaccinated??? Make a damn plan, but then follow it! I'm not sure of the numbers, but if it's something like 6m or 7m health workers, then something like 29m over 65's, they have a LONG way to go before they even move onto the third group, people with pre-existing conditions (under 65). I wonder how many are in this group? Then finally, they can move onto the remaining 16-65 year olds. How many of these, I wonder - 50m or so? It will be many many months if not more before they finish that group, so no way they should even think about starting on the 12-15 year olds this year.

They should in the future also extend vaccination to the under 12's. I believe in some countries, research is already going on about this.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

once again more misinformation by people that don't follow the science, vaccines do not prevent infected people from transmitting the virus to others.

And again more false information.

The vaccine reduces the viral load which by that simple fact, yes fact reduces the potential to spread the virus.

For those unable to understand think high vital load from unvaccinated as spraying some on with a fire hose.

Vaccinated with low viral load is like using a hand plant spray bottle.

Which one will reach others and get them properly wet?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

But once again you conveniently forget to include the information that put this in context, is it because it proves the correlations you make spurious? You do understand that teenagers do have blood clot problems, and that a video do not provide confirmation of a case.

For example you forgot to include the very pertinent information that the 16yo from Wisconsin was taking birth control pills which have a much more stronger relationship with blot clot problems than any of the vaccines (and specially mRNA vaccines that are not even related in adults).

As always, in defense of Pharma. Even with experimental vaccines, the science is settled. Vaccines are 500% safe....well, um...teenagers have blood clot problems...we should lock-down for that too.

16-year-old Wisconsin girl develops blood clots, dead 11 days after experimental Pfizer mRNA shot

https://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?IDNUMBER=1225942

*Vaccinated:** March 19th and died on March 30th - 11 days after the shot*

So once again like Pharma, you conveniently say it's all coincidental and it must have been the contraceptive. It is amazing how you downplay it as it could have been anything. In what world do you live in where teenagers have blood clots all the time and conclude that it has nothing to do with the vaccine from 11 days before?

Here's another 2 year old infant death for you to dismiss:

https://medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?IDNUMBER=1255745&WAYBACKHISTORY=ON

*VAERS ID**: 1255745 – Pfizer*

*Symptoms**: Death, Product administered to patient of inappropriate age*

*SMQs:**, Medication errors (narrow)*

*Write-up**: "she was going to die/dies after vaccine; 2-year-old patient; This is a spontaneous report from a non-contactable consumer via a Pfizer-sponsored program.*

A 2-year-old female patient received bnt162b2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE), second dose at the age of 2-years-old via an unspecified route of administration on 25Feb2021 (Batch/Lot number was not reported) as single dose for covid-19 immunisation.

The patient's medical history and concomitant medications were not reported. It was reported that the 2-year-old dies after vaccine on 03 Mar 2021. Reported on VAERS.

Look for the researchers to exclude her from the study, probably claiming her death had nothing to do with the shot, she was going to die that day, five days after vaccination anyway.

That's how they roll. The patient died on 03 Mar 2021. The outcome of the event was fatal. No follow-up attempts are possible. Information on lot/batch cannot be obtained. No further information is expected.; Reported Cause(s) of Death: she was going to die"

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

By the time current 12-15 year olds get the vaccine, they will be in the old age category.

Truly incompetent leadership.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Yes, out of 61,000 confirmed infections: zero deaths and zero serious complications.

Again, that would be confirmed deaths or cases of serious complications, the low number of detection being performed reduce very importantly the sensitivity for the detection of anything that is infrequent.

once again more misinformation by people that don't follow the science, vaccines do not prevent infected people from transmitting the virus to others.

the opposite, people that still think the situation is the same as 6 months ago (when there was no evidence about transmission after vaccination) are the ones still thinking there is no prevention of transmission, those that follow the science already know there is already evidence that heavily indicates it.

https://theconversation.com/mounting-evidence-suggests-covid-vaccines-do-reduce-transmission-how-does-this-work-160437

Immunizing adolescents would importantly reduce the risk for any person which they spend long time in close contact, be it in their house or in their place of work/study/entertainment/etc.

My Children WILL NOT be government guniea pigs...

If you consider vaccination an experiment then they will, they just belong to the other experimental group, so it can be examined the effect to their exposure to the new variants and compare it to immunized people.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Perhaps they need to plan it now because these “teens” will be in their 70s when they get their turn on vaccine.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

@neowave

Everything you posted has already been explained expertly by virusrex and others.

You have also been explained the real way VAERS works but chose to ignore the facts and misrepresente the information.

Now if you really want try looking up the increasing number of children now dying from covid-19.

Just in Canada there have been 3 in April a toddler, a 13 year old and a 16 year old, all from SA or UK variants which are now looking as they affect children more severely than the original virus.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Immunizing adolescents would importantly reduce the risk for any person which they spend long time in close contact, be it in their house or in their place of work/study/entertainment/etc.

Wrong. This statement alone tells me that you do not live in Japan yet you are determined to present children as being dangerous to the people around them.

Children in Japan up to 7 years old are not required and don't wear masks. This is the entire country of Japan. Knowing that children are deemed by Pharma to be the "super spreaders" why in the world have schools been open for the past year? Schools, daycares, kindergartens should already have 100% infection rate along with their staff and parents by now...YET they HAVE NOT CLOSED. The staff and parents have not been infected.

If children were so infectious and not masked, playing, sneezing, talking, screaming every day with COVID all of Japan should be all infected by now.

It is troubling how adamant pharma is at getting children experimentally injected 2 or 3 times each year for "the greater $$pharma$$ good".

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

The vax should be given to the elderly vulnerable/ or those that want it. Pushing it on everyone is irresponsible.

"It is troubling how adamant pharma is at getting children experimentally injected 2 or 3 times each year for "the greater $$pharma$$ good"."

Agreed

1 ( +4 / -3 )

"They should in the future also extend vaccination to the under 12's"

Why, when this has never been the case for the flu?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

“Japan prepares to....”

”Japan plans to .....”

”Japan intends to .....”

How many more of these empty words do we have to read?

These words mean nothing to me since they don’t seem to be followed up by any definitive action.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Wrong. This statement alone tells me that you do not live in Japan yet you are determined to present children as being dangerous to the people around them.

Nothing in your comment makes the text you quoted as wrong vaccines reduce very importantly transmission and that applies to anybody that is immunized, so there is nothing that can make anybody thing adolescents are any different. Also, children aged 12-15 do use masks when in contact with other people, which would make your comment false.

as always, in defense of Pharma. Even with experimental vaccines, the science is settled. Vaccines are 500% safe....well, um...teenagers have blood clot problems...we should lock-down for that too.

The information you keep posting trying to mislead others is the one that fails to account for things that do happen with certain frequency, even if you have been told it is important to compare incidence with non vaccinated people you keep avoiding to do so, why would that been? Also, can you provide a quote for the "500% safe" or is this just another strawman? This applies to most of the contents of your comments, it is understandable to put false or misleading information before knowing it is so, but repeating it after this has been proved? that is no something that can be justified.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Children in Japan up to 7 years old are not required and don't wear masks. 

Interesting! Not required yes but don't? Not where I live in Tokyo, I live near 2 daycares an 2 elementary schools and other than the very young nearly all are wearing masks. All the children in my neighbourhood as I watch them walk by from my workshop window are wearing masks.

I wonder which doesn't live in Japan virusrex or the person constantly using USA VAERS (incorrectly I might add)?

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

"Yes, out of 61,000 confirmed infections: zero deaths and zero serious complications."

Again, that would be confirmed deaths or cases of serious complications, the low number of detection being performed reduce very importantly the sensitivity for the detection of anything that is infrequent.

Do you have ANY evidence of anyone in Japan under 20 dying of covid or suffering serious effects of covid? Anything?

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Do you have ANY evidence of anyone in Japan under 20 dying of covid or suffering serious effects of covid? Anything?

Did I said I did? why are you going to quote something if you are not going to read it? The main problem is that evidence is not being collected, so in this case the absence of the evidence is especially invalid as evidence of absence.

"They should in the future also extend vaccination to the under 12's"

Why, when this has never been the case for the flu?

Err, it is totally the case for the flu, children in Japan are routinely being immunized against seasonal flu.

PMID: 29661585

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Why should we vaccinate kids in Japan when there are no reported deaths or serious consequences attributed to covid? Just because those deaths exist in your imagination?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Why should we vaccinate kids in Japan when there are no reported deaths or serious consequences attributed to covid? Just because those deaths exist in your imagination?

Because there are no death nor serious consequences yet attributed to COVID vaccination of kids in Japan either (except of course in your imagination), because not stopping transmission can only increase the risk of deaths appearing (specially for the numerous children that have comorbidities that make the infection very serious for them), because Japan already vaccinates kids for diseases that don't produce death or serious consequences on children, there are plenty of reasons for people that can actually look rationally to the evidence.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

"Err, it is totally the case for the flu, children in Japan are routinely being immunized against seasonal flu."

Never had the vax myself, yet I find those who have still keep getting the flu.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Why not start vaccinating the age groups that are continually getting infected the most, surely that would halt the spread faster?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Yes, also today the next some announcements instead of real vaccination progress.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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