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Should children get COVID vaccines? What the science says.

22 Jul, 2021 | 11:06h | UTC

Should children get COVID vaccines? What the science says – Nature

 


Analysis finds benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh risks of rare cases of myocarditis.

22 Jul, 2021 | 11:05h | UTC

News release: Study finds benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh risks of rare cases of myocarditis – American Heart Association

Original study: Myocarditis with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines – Circulation

Commentary: Myocarditis and COVID-19 Vaccines: New Review Tackles Knowns, Unknowns – TCTMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | The benefits of a COVID vaccine far outweigh the small risk of treatable heart inflammation.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:57h | UTC

The benefits of a COVID vaccine far outweigh the small risk of treatable heart inflammation – The Conversation

 


Opinion | Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:55h | UTC

Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine – The Conversation

 


WHO Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:54h | UTC

Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections – World Health Organization

News release: Launch WHO guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infection – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:27h | UTC

WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19 – World Health Organization

See also: COVID-19 pandemic leads to major backsliding on childhood vaccinations, new WHO, UNICEF data shows – World Health Organization

Related: Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

 


Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – “advice is that 16 to 18-year-olds can be offered a Pfizer jab if they are in a priority group or live with someone who has a weakened immune system”.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Commentaries: Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – BBC

See report: JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years: 15 July 2021 – Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

 


AAP Guideline: Evaluation and management of well-appearing febrile infants 8 to 60 days old.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:14h | UTC

Evaluation and Management of Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old – Pediatrics

News Release: AAP releases clinical practice guideline on well-appearing febrile infants – AAP News

 


Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:04h | UTC

Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020, Release 1 – The Lancet

Related: Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

 


Long-term Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents – “This study found a low prevalence of symptoms compatible with long COVID in a randomly selected cohort of children assessed 6 months after serologic testing”.

16 Jul, 2021 | 11:06h | UTC

Long-term Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents – JAMA

 


Deaths from COVID ‘incredibly rare’ among children.

16 Jul, 2021 | 10:58h | UTC

Deaths from COVID ‘incredibly rare’ among children – Nature

Related: [Preprint] Study confirms children’s extremely low risk of death from Covid-19 – “99·995% of children and young people with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test survived”.

 


Long COVID and kids: scientists race to find answers – “Children get long COVID too, but researchers are still working to determine how frequently and how severely”.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:23h | UTC

Long COVID and kids: scientists race to find answers – Nature

 


Cohort study: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine associated with 78% lower risk of Covid-19 in pregnancy.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:20h | UTC

Between BNT162b2 Vaccination and Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnant Women – JAMA

Commentary: Pfizer COVID vaccine shows 78% efficacy in pregnancy – CIDRAP

 


New Zealand children falling ill in high numbers due to Covid ‘immunity debt’.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:16h | UTC

New Zealand children falling ill in high numbers due to Covid ‘immunity debt’ – The Guardian

Related: New Zealand, where Covid-19 is dormant, fights another respiratory virus – The New York Times


Pro-Con Debate | Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?

13 Jul, 2021 | 09:51h | UTC

Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children? – The BMJ

News release: Should we delay COVID-19 vaccination in children? – British Medical Journal

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Preprint] Study confirms children’s extremely low risk of death from Covid-19 – “99·995% of children and young people with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test survived”.

12 Jul, 2021 | 03:12h | UTC

Original study (preprint): Deaths in Children and Young People in England following SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first pandemic year: a national study using linked mandatory child death reporting data – National Child Mortality Database / Public Health England

Commentaries: Risks of severe illness in children from COVID-19 shown to be very low in largest study yet – University of Liverpool AND Covid: Children’s extremely low risk confirmed by study – BBC

Related study from the same group (preprint): Risk factors for intensive care admission and death amongst children and young people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and PIMS-TS in England during the first pandemic year – medRxiv

 


New CDC Guidance for COVID-19 prevention in kindergarten schools says safely returning to in-person instruction is a priority.

12 Jul, 2021 | 03:11h | UTC

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries: Updated CDC schools guidance prioritizes in-person learning, even if all Covid-19 safety measures aren’t in place – CNN AND The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening – The New York Times AND New CDC guidance says fully vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks indoors – CNBC AND CDC calls for reopening schools fully, recommends masking – CIDRAP

Related: COVID and schools: the evidence for reopening safely – Nature

 


CDC: Use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after reports of myocarditis among vaccine recipients – “Continued use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in all recommended age groups will prevent morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 that far exceed the number of cases of myocarditis expected”.

9 Jul, 2021 | 10:17h | UTC

Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine After Reports of Myocarditis Among Vaccine Recipients: Update from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, June 2021 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID and schools: the evidence for reopening safely.

8 Jul, 2021 | 09:12h | UTC

COVID and schools: the evidence for reopening safely – Nature

 


Schooling during COVID-19: Recommendations from the European Technical Advisory Group for schooling during COVID-19.

8 Jul, 2021 | 09:11h | UTC

Schooling during COVID-19: Recommendations from the European Technical Advisory Group for schooling during COVID-19 – WHO Europe

 


Study Commentary: Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization.

8 Jul, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization – NEJM Journal Watch

Original study: Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on acute otitis media and acute sinusitis epidemiology in British Columbia, Canada – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 


Opinion | Covid is a greater risk to young people than the vaccines.

5 Jul, 2021 | 02:34h | UTC

Covid Is a Greater Risk to Young People Than the Vaccines – The New York Times

Counterpoint: Weighing myocarditis cases, ACIP failed to balance the harms vs benefits of 2nd doses – by Wesley Pegden AND Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Concerns Demand Respect, Not Absolutism – Medscape (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Patient page: return to play after COVID-19 infection in children

2 Jul, 2021 | 11:21h | UTC

Return to Play After COVID-19 Infection in Children – JAMA Pediatrics

 


Phase 1/2 RCT: CoronaVac is well tolerated and safe and induces strong humoral responses in children and adolescents aged 3–17 years.

29 Jun, 2021 | 10:09h | UTC

Safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (CoronaVac) in healthy children and adolescents: a double-blind, randomised, controlled, phase 1/2 clinical trial – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Invited commentary: COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 12 years: are we ready? – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC: mRNA vaccines are likely linked to cases of myocarditis and pericarditis – 1,226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have been reported mostly in people under 30.

24 Jun, 2021 | 09:51h | UTC

CDC safety group says there’s a likely link between rare heart inflammation in young people after Covid shot – CNBC

See also: Experts: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines likely tied to heart inflammation – CIDRAP

Related: Case series: 7 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination. AND Case series: clinical and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings of 4 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination. AND Case series: symptomatic acute myocarditis in 7 adolescents following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. AND CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


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