Should we give COVID vaccines to young children?

22 February 2022

Many who had no doubts whatsoever about getting a COVID-vaccine for themselves, are much more hesitant when it comes to vaccinating young children. Is such hesitation justified? In this Thinking Out Loud interview, Katrien Devolder (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) talks to Dominic Wilkinson, Consultant Neonatologist and Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford, about what sort of ethical considerations are at play when considering whether to vaccinate young children.


About the Series

Thinking Out Loud provides a series of videos and audio-podcasts produced by Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Katrien is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics YouTube Channel or listen on Oxford Podcasts.


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Professor Dominic Wilkinson

Professor Dominic Wilkinson
Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
University of Oxford

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