The benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for children outweigh the low risks, unlike what Robert Malone claimed – Health Feedback


FULL CLAIM: mRNA vaccines force “your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs”; “there is no benefit for your children or your family to be vaccinating your children against the small risks of the virus, given the known health risks of the vaccine that as a parent, you and your children may have to live with for the rest of their lives”.


A 12 December 2021 filmed statement on the topic of vaccinating children with the COVID-19 vaccines by Robert Malone, a medical doctor and researcher, was widely shared on a number of social media platforms (see here and here); as of 20 December 2021, for instance, the tweet containing the video was retweeted over 6000 times on Twitter and received over 9000 likes. A transcript of the statement can be found on Malone’s Substack, an online platform for newsletters.

In the video, Malone, who has a history of spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines (see previous Health Feedback reviews of his claims here and here), claimed that the spike protein in the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines is toxic and can often “cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs”, such as the brain, heart and reproductive system, and can also “trigger fundamental changes to their immune system”. Malone also claimed that “there is no benefit for your children” to be vaccinated “given the known health risks of the vaccine”. Below is a breakdown of the claims made in Malone’s statement; as we’ll show, these claims are inaccurate and unsupported.

For examination of Claims 1-4, read the article:



Malone concluded his statement by claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines provide “no benefit for your children” especially considering “the known risks of the vaccine”. Both parts of this claim are inaccurate.

As already discussed in this review, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are very safe for children, and doctors in the U.S. have seen very few side-effects during the first weeks of vaccination in the five to 11 age group. Malone provided no evidence to support his claim that the vaccines damage organs and the immune system in children, and Health Feedback has previously found that claims about the vaccines damaging organs and immunity are inaccurate, misleading or unsupported.

There are a number of benefits for both children and families when kids get vaccinated. According to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center pediatricians Anna Sick-Samuels and Allison Messina these benefits include preventing kids from catching COVID-19, reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, helping to keep new variants from appearing, and protecting the community.

This is why experts, hospitals and professional medical associations overwhelmingly recommend that children get the COVID-19 vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics “recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all children and adolescents 5 years of age and older who do not have contraindications”. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention give the same recommendation, writing that “everyone ages 5 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine”.


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Published on: 20 Dec 2021 | Editor: Fernanda Ferreira


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