The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its website on Tuesday, removing a heading that read “Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.”

The latest archive of the page on the Wayback Machine, captured on June 22, 2021 16:49:39 GMT, includes additional information indicating “there is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”

The updated page notes that while “more evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children,” the WHO “has concluded that the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above.”

On Monday, the Ron Paul Institute published an article by Adam Dick drawing attention to the fact that the WHO recommends against vaccinating children on their website. On Monday and Tuesday, screenshots of the section of the website in question were being shared across social media. It is reasonable to conclude that the WHO edited their website in response to this recent and unexpected attention.

According to the Wayback Machine’s archive, the WHO’s vaccine advice page was unchanged from the first archive on April 8, 2021 until the change on June 22.

Also on Tuesday, social media users were being penalized for sharing screenshots of the WHO’s website, prior to the change.

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