Q. Gut Voch.Hope all is well. This the question for Rabbi Miller Shlita.
Should children 20 years old and under take the vaccine based on the fact that doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children( and many others worldwide) affirm that younger people are not endangered when contracting the Covid virus. Recovery is 99.98%.
Many dangerous side effects from the available vaccines have been reported especially myocarditis in the youth.
In view of the above facts does the principle of “shev v’al taasei adif” apply?
Thank you
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that since there are many factors that depend on the particularities of the individuals involved and their medical condition, as well as the recent changes in the development of the Covid infection, a reliable and expert physician that is familiar with the patient, should be consulted in each case.
Rabbi A, Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a