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    July/August
    The Prime Minister
    10 Downing Street
    London
    SW1A 2AA

    Dear Prime Minister,

    Re: Covid-19 vaccines for children

    Firstly, congratulations on becoming our new Prime Minister.

    You will no doubt have many pressing matters as you take up office. But what can be more important than the health and well-being of the nation’s children?

    We, the undersigned health professionals and scientists, have huge concerns about the safety and necessity of Covid-19 vaccines for children, for reasons detailed in the linked letters below. We call upon you, urgently, to pause the Covid-19 vaccine rollout for healthy children, while a thorough and independent safety review is undertaken.

    Between us, we have written numerous letters to the regulators, copied to your predecessor, regarding use of these mRNA products in children. We strongly urge you to reconsider their deployment for the following reasons. Covid-19 was always a much milder illness in children, with around a 1 in 2,000,000 risk of death for otherwise healthy children. Successive variants have become less virulent, reducing the risk still further. In addition, there is considerable evidence of rapidly waning vaccine efficacy, and increasing concerns over immediate vaccines injuries (such as myocarditis with its known potential for severe and possibly permanent cardiac damage). There is still a total lack of long-term safety data and the worrying rise in excess non-Covid deaths in young males aged 15-19 years has yet to be explained. Lastly, the vast majority of children have already been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 repeatedly and have achieved demonstrably effective immunity, which is far superior to vaccine-induced immunity.

    In short, the balance of benefit and risk, used to support the rollout of mRNA vaccines to the elderly and vulnerable in 2021, is totally inappropriate and inapplicable for children in 2022.

    Below are links to all the fully referenced letters we have written to the MHRA, the JCVI and the CMOs over the past year. The detailed questions posed have never been properly addressed by these regulators. Groups of health professionals from around the world have similar concerns and indeed some countries have already paused children’s Covid-19 vaccines, particularly for those who have already had SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Danish Minister of Health recently declared that vaccinating children had been a mistake.

    30th June 2022: https://childrensunion.org/6-month-to-4-years-covid-vaccines/

    14th February 2022: https://childrensunion.org/ccvac-pause-covid-roll-out/

    19th January 2022: https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-the-mhra-regarding-child-death-data/

    7th January 2022: https://www.hartgroup.org/gmc-reply-07-12-2021/ (Reply to letter 10.12.21).

    10th December 2021: https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-the-gmc/ (Re: consent.)

    14th November 2021: https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-14-11-2021/ (Re: safety.

    23rd August 2021: https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-23-08-2021/ re safety

    6th June 2021: https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-06-06-2021/ re safety

    17th May 2021: https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-17-05-2021/ (re: safety).

    17th May 2021: https://www.hartgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Covid-19_Vaccine_in_Children_FULL_document.pdf (Appendix to above letter.)

    You may be aware that members of the Pandemic Response All Party Parliamentary Group also wrote to the JCVI in January 2022, regarding the documented increase in all-cause mortality in 15-19-year-old males, again with no satisfactory reply given to address their concerns.

    The health of the nation’s children is of paramount concern and must surely be a high priority for an incoming Prime Minister. You will no doubt be aware of Sir Christopher Chope’s tireless work on a Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Bill, pushing for proper and fair compensation for thousands of vaccine-damaged adults. You cannot allow the risk of Covid-19 vaccine injuries in children, who stand to gain zero benefit from vaccination due to the overwhelming majority having already been infected, and who have therefore already acquired natural immunity.

    We entreat you to apply the precautionary principle to the use of these products, which still have no long-term safety data and remain in Phase 3 clinical trials. The evidence of damage that this rushed policy is causing for children mounts daily.

    In addition to concerns about the physical risk to children posed by these mRNA products, we would also remind you of the acknowledged and significant psychological and educational damage to children which resulted from the school closures and masking requirements implemented by your predecessor. We would ask that, as a matter of urgency, you make clear that school closures and masking of schoolchildren will not be repeated under your watch.

    At the beginning of your term as Prime Minister, you now have a critical opportunity to prevent avoidable damage to children, and the inevitable outcry and backlash that will follow, by pausing the rollout with immediate effect, as well as bringing to an end all harmful covid restrictions in schools. This is a risk-free action. Until then, the political and health risks of these damaging policies will only escalate.

    We eagerly await your response.

    Wishing you well in the challenging job you have ahead.

    Yours sincerely

    • Dr Rosamond Jones, MBBS, MD, FRCPCH, retired consultant paediatrician, convenor of CCVAC

    • Professor Anthony J Brookes, Professor of Genomics and Health Data Science, University of Leicester

    • Professor Angus Dalgleish, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPath, FMed Sci, Principal, Institute for Cancer Vaccines & Immunotherapy (ICVI)

    • Prof Anthony Fryer, PhD, FRCPath, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Keele University

    • Professor Dennis McGonagle, PhD, FRCPI, Professor of Investigative Rheumatology, University of Leeds

    • Professor Richard Ennos, MA, PhD. Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh

    • Professor David Livermore, BSc, PhD, Retired Professor of Medical Microbiology, UEA

    • Professor John Fairclough FRCS FFSEM retired Honorary Consultant Surgeon

    • Professor Norman Fenton, CEng, CMath, PhD, FBCS, MIET, Professor of Risk Information Management, Queen Mary University of London

    • Professor Keith Willison, PhD, Professor of Chemical Biology, Imperial College, London

    • Lord Moonie (retired), MBChB, MRCPsych, MFCM, MSc, House of Lords, former parliamentary under- secretary of state 2001-2003, former consultant in Public Health Medicine

    • Julie Annakin, RN, Immunisation Specialist Nurse

    • Dr Abby Astle, MBBChir, BA(Cantab),DCH, DGM, MRCGP, GP Principal, GP Trainer, GP Examiner

    • Dr Elyse Baril-Guerard, MD, CCFP, MRCGP, General Practitioner

    • Dr Michael Bazlinton, MBCHB MRCGP DCH, General Practitioner

    • Dr David Bell, MBBS, PhD, FRCP(UK), Public Health Physician

    • Dr Mark A Bell, MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRCEM, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

    • Dr Michael D Bell, MBChB, MRCGP, retired General Practitioner

    • Dr Alan Black, MBBS, MSc, DipPharmMed, Retired Pharmaceutical Physician

    • Dr David Bramble, MBChB, MRCPsych, MD, Consultant Psychiatrist

    • Dr Emma Brierly, MBBS, MRCGP, General Practitioner

    • Kim Bull, Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science, Paramedic

    • Dr Elizabeth Burton, MB ChB, Retired General Practitioner

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    • Dr Peter Chan, BM, MRCS, MRCGP, NLP, General Practitioner, Functional medicine

    • Michael Cockayne, MSc, PGDip, SCPHNOH, BA, RN, Occupational Health Practitioner

    • Dr Julie Coffey, MBChB, General Practitioner

    • John Collis, RN, Specialist Nurse Practitioner, retired

    • Mr Ian F Comaish, MA, BM BCh, FRCOphth, FRANZCO, Consultant Ophthalmologist

    • James Cook, NHS Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Master of Public Health

    • Dr Zac Cox, BDS, LCPH, Dentist

    • Dr Clare Craig, BMBCh, FRCPath, Pathologist

    • Dr David Critchley, BSc, PhD in Pharmacology, 32 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical R&D

    • Dr Sue de Lacy, MBBS MRCGP AFMCP UK, Integrative Medicine Doctor

    • Dr Jayne LM Donegan, MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP, MRCGP, General Practitioner

    • Dr Damien Downing, MBBS, MRSB, private physician

    • Dr Jonathan Engler, MBChB, LlB (hons), DipPharmMed

    • Dr Elizabeth Evans, MA(Cantab), MBBS, DRCOG, Retired Doctor

    • Dr Christopher Exley, PhD FRSB, retired professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry

    • Dr John Flack, BPharm, PhD, retired Director of Safety Evaluation at Beecham Pharmaceuticals, retired Senior Vice-president for Drug Discovery SmithKline Beecham

    • Dr Charles Forsyth, MBBS, BSEM, Independent Medical Practitioner

    • Dr Simon Fox, BSc, BMBCh, FRCP, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine

    • Dr Jenny Goodman, MA, MBChB, Ecological Medicine

    • Dr Ali Haggett, Mental health community work, 3rd sector, former lecturer in the history of medicine

    • David Halpin, MB BS FRCS, Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon (retired)

    • Dr Catherine Hatton, MBChB, General Practitioner

    • Mr Anthony Hinton, MBChB, FRCS, Consultant ENT surgeon, London

    • Dr Renée Hoenderkampf, General Practitioner

    • Dr Andrew Isaac, MB BCh, Physician, retired

    • Dr Steve James, Consultant Intensive Care

    • Dr Keith Johnson, BA, DPhil (Oxon), IP Consultant for Diagnostic Testing

    • Dr Pauline Jones, MB BS, Retired General Practitioner

    • Dr Gemma Kemp, MBBS, FRCPath, Consultant Forensic Pathologist

    • Dr Tanya Klymenko, PhD, FHEA, FIBMS, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

    • Dr Charles Lane, MA, DPhil, Molecular Biologist

    • Dr Branko Latinkic, BSc, PhD, Molecular Biologist

    • Dr Theresa Lawrie, MBBCh, PhD, Director, Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, Bath

    • Dr Jason Lester, MRCP, FRCR, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

    • Dr Felicity Lillingstone, IMD DHS PhD ANP, Doctor, Urgent Care, Research Fellow

    • Mr Malcolm Loudon, MBChB, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS(Gen Surg), MIHM,VR, Consultant Surgeon

    • Katherine MacGilchrist, BSc (Hons), MSc, CEO/Systematic Review Director, Epidemica Ltd.

    • Dr Geoffrey Maidment, MBBS, MD, FRCP, Consultant physician, retired

    • Ahmad K Malik, FRCS(Tr & Orth) Dip Med Sport, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

    • Dr Ayiesha Malik, MBChB, General Practitioner

    • Dr Kulvinder Singh Manik, MBBS, General Practitioner

    • Dr Fiona Martindale, MBChB, MRCGP, General Practitioner

    • Dr Julie Maxwell, MBBCh, MRCPCH, Associate Specialist Community Paediatrician

    • Dr S McBride, BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology & Immunobiology, MBBCh BAO, MSc in Clinical Gerontology, MRCP(UK), FRCEM, FRCP(Edinburgh). NHS Emergency Medicine & geriatrics

    • Mr Ian McDermott, MBBS, MS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), FFSEM(UK), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    • Dr Scott McLachlan, FAIDH, MCSE, MCT, DSysEng, LLM, MPhil, Postdoctoral researcher

    • Dr Franziska Meuschel, MD, ND, PhD, LFHom, BSEM, Nutritional, Environmental and Integrated Medicine

    • Dr Scott Mitchell, MBChB, MRCS, Emergency Medicine Physician

    • Dr Alan Mordue, MBChB, FFPH. Retired Consultant in Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology

    • Dr David Morris, MBChB, MRCP(UK), General Practitioner

    • Dr Claire Mottram, BSc Hons, MBChB, Doctor in General Practice

    • Margaret Moss, MA(Cantab), CBiol, MRSB, Director, The Nutrition and Allergy Clinic, Cheshire

    • Dr Alice Murkies, MD, FRACGP, MBBS, General Practitioner

    • Dr Greta Mushet, MBChB, MRCPsych, retired Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy

    • Dr Sarah Myhill, MBBS, retired GP and Naturopathic Physician

    • Mr Colin Natali, BSc(hons) MBBS, FRCS (Orth), Consultant Spinal Surgeon

    • Dr Chris Newton, PhD, Biochemist working in immuno-metabolism

    • Dr Rachel Nicholl, PhD, Medical researcher

    • Dr Richard J. O’Shea. MBBCh, BA(Hons) MRCGP, General Practitioner

    • Sue Parker Hall, certified transactional analyst (CTA, psychotherapy); MSc (Counselling & Supervision) MBACP (senior accredited practitioner); EMDR practitioner, Psychotherapist

    • Dr Dean Patterson, MBChB, FRCP, Consultant Cardiologist

    • Dr Christina Peers, MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, FFSRH, Menopause specialist

    • Rev Dr William J U Philip MB ChB, MRCP, BD, Senior Minister The Tron Church, Glasgow, formerly physician specialising in cardiology

    • Anna Phillips, RSCN, BSc Hons, Clinical Lead Trainer Clinical Systems (Paediatric Intensive Care)

    • Dr Angharad Powell, MBChB, BSc (hons), DFRSH, DCP (Ireland), DRCOG, DipOccMed,

    • MRCGP, General Practitioner

    • Dr Gerry Quinn, PhD. Postdoctoral researcher in microbiology and immunology

    • Dr Johanna Reilly, MBBS, General Practitioner

    • Jessica Righart, MSc, MIBMS, Senior Critical Care Scientist

    • Mr Angus Robertson, BSc, MB ChB, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    • Dr Jessica Robinson, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCPsych, MFHom, Psychiatrist and Integrative Medicine Doctor

    • Dr Jon Rogers, MB ChB (Bristol), Retired General Practitioner

    • Mr James Royle, MBChB, FRCS, MMedEd, Colorectal surgeon

    • Dr Roland Salmon, MB BS, MRCGP, FFPH, Former Director, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Wales

    • Sorrel Scott, Grad Dip Phys, Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurology, 30 years in NHS

    • Dr Rohaan Seth, BSc (hons), MBChB (hons), MRCGP, Retired General Practitioner

    • Dr Haleema Sheikh, MRCGP, General Practitioner

    • Dr Gary Sidley, retired NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    • Dr Annabel Smart, MBBS, BSc, retired General Practitioner

    • Natalie Stephenson, BSc (Hons) Paediatric Audiologist

    • Dr Zenobia Storah, MA (Oxon), Dip Psych, DClinPsy, Senior Clinical Psychologist (Child and Adolescent)

    • Dr Noel Thomas, MA, MBChB, DCH, DObsRCOG, DTM&H, MFHom, retired doctor

    • Dr Stephen Ting, MB CHB, MRCP, PhD, Consultant Physician

    • Dr Julian Tompkinson, MBChB MRCGP, General Practitioner GP trainer PCME

    • Suzanne Tomkinson BSc MSc CSci FIBMS Senior Biomedical Scientist (Clinical Biochemistry)

    • Dr Livia Tossici-Bolt, PhD, Clinical Scientist

    • Dr Helen Westwood MBChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG, General Practitioner

    • Dr Carmen Wheatley, DPhil, Orthomolecular Oncology

    • Mr Lasantha Wijesinghe, FRCS, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

    • Dr Damian Wilde, PhD, (Chartered) Specialist Clinical Psychologist

    • Dr Ruth Wilde, MB BCh, MRCEM, AFMCP, Integrative & Functional Medicine Doctor

    • Dr Stefanie Williams, MD, Dermatologist

    • Dr Holly Young, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, Consultant Palliative Care Medicine