Journal of Biology and Today's World

ISSN - 2322-3308

Willem van Aardt

Research Unit Law, Justice and Sustainability, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa


  • Review Article   
    Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to Study-A Biomedical Ethical Analysis
    Author(s): Willem van Aardt*

    SARS-CoV-2 infects children far less frequently than adults and when infected, children experience no or benign symptoms. Children further do not transmit the virus in any meaningful way. Despite these facts, many public health authorities recommend that all children above the age of 12 get vaccinated to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2. As a result, many schools, colleges, and universities require proof of vaccination for students to attend class, essentially coercing students to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The rationale presented by public health officials for recommending COVID-19 vaccination for children is threefold: a) To keep children from contracting COVID-19 and becoming seriously ill. b) To stop children from transmitting SARS-COV-2 to each other, teachers, parents and grandparents. c) It is needed to reach herd immunity. Consequently, this research investigates whether these.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2322-3308.21.10.016

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