Why are Vaccination Numbers of Children Under 12 Going Down in Government Data?

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on October 23, 2021

David Dickson, a retired Liverpool police officer who now runs a cybersecurity firm in Alberta, has been keeping up over the last several months with the Alberta government’s COVID-19 data and various flaws, edits, and omissions he has uncovered over time. Recently he also noticed the Canadian federal government making similar alterations to their COVID-19 data. 

Dickson collected screenshots of the federal government’s data on their website that showed between October 2 and October 16 that the number of children under the age 12-years-old who have received at least one vaccine is slowly decreasing over time. 

It should be noted that children under 12 are still not eligible for the vaccine as of today, along with the fact that only 18 Canadians have died who were between the ages of 0-19.

COVID-19 death statistics as of October 16.

On October 2, the number of children under 12 who had been vaccinated was 11,498, on October 9 it was 10,953, and then on October 16, it was 10,577, which is a consistent decline over the past three weeks. 

Of course, children under 12 are not being given the vaccine then returning it the next day cause they didn’t like it anymore. The explanation for what this decrease is happening has to be either deliberate manipulation of the data or deep flaws in the data that the government is not providing a reason for. 

The National Telegraph spoke to David Dickson who was similarly confused by the data flaws and had come across any reason for the decrease in the number of vaccinated children.

Dickson said that:

As I track Alberta, I track the rest of Canada and indeed the world. The trend for the modification of data happening right now is disturbing, to say the least. From AHS to the Alberta Government and also the Government of Canada. Where have these children gone? Did they die or are the numbers being manipulated for a narrative?

What is worse is that there is no vaccine approved for use under 12 years of age in Canada. And contrary to Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s (Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer) constant commentary, 12 by the end of the year does not count as 12+.

If there are irregularities in federal government COVID-19 data Canada’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Theresa Tam or Health Minister Patty Hajdu should have to explain why the irregularity exists, or the only conclusions can be that the flaws are intentional or are due to gross incompetence.

Canadians deserve data that is not marred by unexplained flaws. Being told to “trust the experts” or follow “the science” when so often the government’s data it relies on to inform its decisions is flawed, is frankly a hard pill to swallow.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

10 responses to “Why are Vaccination Numbers of Children Under 12 Going Down in Government Data?”

  1. Amanda says:

    I could be wrong but I believe that any child born in 2009 is eligible for the shot. So that means 11 year olds are being vaccinated. As they turn 12, their numbers get shifted to the 12+ category, which makes the number go down in the 0-11 category. Not saying that I agree with vaxxing kids, but that could explain the changing numbers.

  2. Dominic Thompson says:

    I agree with Amanda… Someone who is 0-12 years old does not stay under 12 forever. Worth checking with AHS to see how they count vaccinated children as that could explain it.

  3. sandi says:

    Thankyou Mr. Claypool for diligent responsible reporting and naming your sources where applicable. Thumbs up to David Dickson who has done so much legwork on our behalf for no pay. And BIG thumbs down to western standard for using davids material without properly naming him as the source. But what can you expect from a guy like fildebrand who scammed taxpayers for rent on his apartment claiming it as a business expense? Once a crook, always a crook.

  4. dave says:

    What a nice clean website to read. Cudo’s to your webmaster.

  5. Sara Mercer says:

    http://www.kidcovestudy.com clinical trial # NCT04796896

    This clinical trial is listed on the canada.gc.ca website here: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/drugs-vaccines-treatments/list-authorized-trials.html#wb-auto-4

    They are always recruiting kids and kids/parents can opt out of the trials at anytime… so perhaps their info is so flawed because if a parent revokes their permission to be in the clinical trial they must remive them completely from the data as well.

    This is all I can think of…

    For now

    A former Alberta Health (Health Protection) worker who has filled in lots of data and charts fir the government at the beginning of the year prior to my resignation!!

    • Sara Mercer says:

      My apologies for my 2 spelling errors in advance. I should have double checked my spelling before posting anything online. (fir for) (remive remove)

  6. Kez says:

    All I can think of is that it changes as they turn 12. But then I ask why it says age 12 and up on everything. Why not wait another month or two until they are actually 12 years old, for those that perhaps got the shots in late spring or summer but were not actually 12 yet. The whole thing is very odd to me.

    Meanwhile, my 19 yr old ended up with an almost instantaneous pericarditis reaction to her first shot. She did not want it but is barred from entering university after next Monday, so she booked the shot and within five MINUTES was suffering the severe back pain of pericarditis. Everything I have read says it takes a few days to develop but I am here to tell you that is not always the case! She just went through a battery of cardio tests this past week so hopefully she doesn’t have any lasting effects. But there was another girl in there, age 20, at the same time who also had a heart event after the vaccine. It is nowhere near as rare as is being portrayed in media and "data". The cardiologist said there have been MANY youth reactions but that "there has been no clear link made". But he knows, as a cardiologist, that he has never had a parade of young people coming in after getting pericarditis. So even he has had to admit that something is going on. My oldest had no reactions to either shot. But my second one did… Do you think I want to sit my 13 year old down for it now and take our chances??

  7. Anthony says:

    The numbers show 11500vs10500 in the span of 2 weeks. If the kids turned 13 that would mean 10 % of the kids turned 13 in 14 days. It’s highly improbable. 14 days is 3.8 percent of the days in 1 year. That’s 3x kids turning 13 to days in the year

  8. Martin says:

    In Ontario and Quebec (not sure about other provinces) kids that are 11 but will be 12 before the end of the year – can get vaccines. On October 2 you have 11,498 0-11 with at least 1 dose. On the 16th 10,577 – the number went down by 921.

    Because … 921 kids that had at least one does TURNED 12 over those 2 weeks and are now counted in the 12-17 age group.

  9. Dan Laskowski says:

    Are damaged or dying children being removed from the list?