The Chinese regime’s top health apparatus announced on Oct. 30 that the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to children between three and eleven years old, and some parents have expressed concern about the vaccine orders.
“[We] should provide active guidance to all eligible groups between three and eleven years old to get vaccinated, as long as they do not have a contraindication,” said Wu Liangyou, deputy director of China’s National Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention at a regular press briefing on the day.
Wu said that the nationwide full vaccination of these groups should be completed by the end of December.
By full vaccination, it refers to two doses or three doses of China’s domestic manufactured vaccines, depending on which particular vaccines are administered.
The order comes before the Winter Olympic Games to be held from Feb. 4‒20, 2022, in Beijing. The Chinese regime is expanding its vaccination program in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 amid a recent outbreak in Beijing and 11 provinces.
According to the regime’s health body, by Oct. 29, over 3.53 million jabs have been administered to children aged three to eleven.
Chinese provinces that have begun vaccinating children from three to 11 include Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Heilongjiang, and Jilin in northern China; Hebei in central China; Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guangdong on the eastern coast; and Guangxi, Yunan, and Hainan in the south. Two cities—Beijing and Wuhan—have also begun vaccinating young children.
Beijing’s Changping District health organ and education watchdog both released a notice on Nov. 1, telling parents to sign approval allowing the jabs to be administered to children.
A Beijing resident with the surname Huang told the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times on Nov. 2 that parents are all very concerned about the safety of the vaccines.
He said that teachers sent only a notice to parents of their students via WeChat, a popular Chinese chat app, asking parents to sign and submit the approval form online, without any explanation or information.
The teachers said the children don’t have to take the vaccines at the moment if they don’t want to, but Huang said the children may get mistreated if they do so.
According to Huang, his neighborhood committee has notified residents to take the third shot.
“If three jabs can’t protect adults from the virus, how can they work on our kids? I’d rather not let my child go to school than have him take the jab,” Huang said.
Resident Li from China’s southern city of Shenzhen also expressed his concern about Chinese vaccines in a recent interview with the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times.
Many parents didn’t want their children to be vaccinated, but were asked by the school, he said.
“There’s not much we can do about it,” he said.
Mr. Li stressed that many side effects of vaccines are not yet clear and could present a potential danger to children.
He said he is worried after seeing numerous cases of side effects of vaccinations on adults, including deaths.
With the Chinese regime’s top health body ordering the full vaccination to be completed by the end of the year, the CCP’s local authorities have issued documents mandating people to get vaccinated. Those who don’t take the inoculation are not allowed to work or go to school and public places.
Before the mandatory order of vaccination for children ages three to 11, all students aged 12 to 17 were required to receive the vaccine before the last school term began.
“I think sooner or later that similar stipulations will apply to children aged three to 11 years old,” Huang said that he is worried that his child may not be allowed to go to school without taking the jabs.
Gao Miao and Daniel Holl contributed to the report.