Letter: Scientific, medical experts differ greatly on COVID vaccines for children

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

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To the editor:

With advertisements in local papers informing the public that children 6 months and older are now eligible to get a COVID shot, it should be recognized that the perspectives of scientific and medical experts differ greatly on this subject.

There is no fixed or final “science” that guarantees any injection to be absolutely safe for your child; rather, there is ongoing debate. It always comes down to risk versus benefit, whatever the medical intervention is. Dr. John Campbell, respected by persons on all sides of the COVID issue for having integrity and being fair to both camps, has a video on YouTube called, “Thai vaccine heart complications,” in which he voices his concerns about the results of a recent study out of Thailand regarding vaccine after effects on youngsters.

This would be well worth listening to before a decision is reached regarding one’s own youngest family members. Dr. Campbell has been a long time pro-vaccine advocate, and has received all the COVID shots and boosters himself. This is just a reminder to diligently do your own research, then do what you believe is right concerning your own children, whose lives are in your hands.

Ginger Beck
Glenwood MN

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