Doctors weigh COVID-19 impact on children as vaccine drives ramp up

Doctors weigh COVID-19 impact on children as vaccine drives ramp up

Brooke Knippenberg, 6, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, U.S., December 5, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah BeierRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterJERUSALEM, Dec 9 (Reuters) – One month after her son Eran had recovered from a mild case of COVID-19, Sara Bittan rushed the three-year-old to the emergency room. He had … Read more

Humanitarian Action for Children 2022 – COVID-19, children on the move and other crises in Mexico and Central America – Honduras

Humanitarian Action for Children 2022 - COVID-19, children on the move and other crises in Mexico and Central America - Honduras

HIGHLIGHTS Mexico and Central America face multiple and complex humanitarian situations affecting 4.8 million children due to violence, climate shocks, food insecurity, and increasing inequity; all compounded by the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 and fueling cross-border migration and internal displacement. UNICEF seeks to reach nearly 1.1 million children and their families, including children … Read more

Covid-positive children knowingly sent to school

Covid-positive children knowingly sent to school

Parents of one elementary student knew their child tested positive for the virus but continued to send them to school for seven days, Dr. Brett Geithman, superintendent of Larkspur-Corte Madera School District in Marin County, told CNN.The student attends Neil Cummins Elementary School in Corte Madera, about 30 minutes north of San Francisco.The parents’ actions … Read more

COVID live updates: Epidemiologists hope approval of Pfizer vaccine for children will reduce infection risk before new school year

COVID live updates: Epidemiologists hope approval of Pfizer vaccine for children will reduce infection risk before new school year

Live updatesPinnedToday’s case numbersThis section will be updated throughout the day. If you don’t see your state or territory yet, don’t worry — case numbers often filter in throughout the day.Victoria:New South Wales:Queensland:South Australia:Tasmania:ACT:Western Australia:Northern Territory:15m ago15 minutes agoSun 5 Dec 2021 at 8:59pmBy Bridget JuddDavid Littleproud: State and territory leaders should hold their nerve … Read more

COVID-19 vaccines have been provisionally approved in Australia for children aged five to 11. Here is what we know

Two children weariing a mask and carrying backpacks

From early next year, children as young as five will likely begin being vaccinated against COVID-19.Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been provisionally approved by Australia’s medical regulator and only has a few small hurdles left before it is given the all-clear.It’s the latest significant expansion in the national vaccine rollout and may come as a relief to plenty of … Read more

Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-January | Vaccines and immunisation

Australian children aged five to 11 could receive the Pfizer vaccine against Covid as soon as 10 January, following provisional approval by the country’s drugs regulator.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) green light, announced by the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, on Sunday will likely be followed by an independent recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory … Read more

S.African official says children sick with COVID-19 have mild infections

S.African official says children sick with COVID-19 have mild infections

S.Africa’s COVID cases rise, driven by new variantNumber of infants admitted to hospital causes concernBut official says infections in children so far mildEarly signs from one hospital complex also reassuringJOHANNESBURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Higher hospital admissions among children during a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa that has been driven by the … Read more

FDA Authorizes Eli Lilly’s Covid Antibody Therapy For Emergency Use In Young Children

FDA Authorizes Eli Lilly’s Covid Antibody Therapy For Emergency Use In Young Children

Topline The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Eli Lilly and Co.’s Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatment for emergency use for children ages 11 and under, the agency said Friday, marking the first FDA authorization of any coronavirus antibody therapy for newborns and other younger children. Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody, is one of the components of … Read more

Increase in primary school children contracting Covid

Increase in primary school children contracting Covid

The number of primary school age children contracting Covid rose again last week, as did the share that this age group represents in overall confirmed cases. Last week, 6,077 five to 12-year-olds tested positive. This is an increase of 13% on the previous week’s numbers for this age group, and an 80% increase over the … Read more

Govt urged to assess impact of Covid rules on children

Govt urged to assess impact of Covid rules on children

The Ombudsman for Children has said that any new Covid-19 measures around children socialising must be appropriate and proportionate as the last 18 months have already been extremely stressful for them. He comments come as the Cabinet is to consider a proposal that would advise parents to reduce their children’s social interaction outside school. However, … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 6,200 young children booked for vaccine, 87 new cases

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 6,200 young children booked for vaccine, 87 new cases

More than 6,200 children aged five to 11 have been signed up to receive their first dose of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said she’s “thrilled” with the number of parents and guardians who booked appointments since online registration for the Horizon and Vitalité community clinics opened Tuesday around noon. “We’re now booking into December,” she … Read more

‘Children at lower risk from Covid, vaccines should go to poor’

Countries with high coverage in at-risk populations should prioritise global sharing, says WHO GENEVA: As children and adolescents are at lower risk of severe Covid -19 disease, countries should prioritise sharing vaccine doses with the COVAX programme to bring urgently needed supplies to poorer countries, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. Some rare cases … Read more

Israel vaccinates children as young as 5 against Covid

Israel vaccinates children as young as 5 against Covid

Israel has begun rolling out Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11, becoming one of a handful of countries to inoculate children so young as it seeks to ward off another pandemic wave. Over the summer, Israel experienced an upsurge in coronavirus infections, fuelled by the Delta variant, and launched one of the earliest … Read more

NHS ready to extend Covid vaccines to children as young as 5 | Coronavirus

NHS England officials said the health service is ready to extend the availability of vaccines quickly when and if expert recommendations for who should receive them change, after a report suggested plans to give the Covid jab to children aged five to 11 could become reality next year.Covid-19 vaccines are licensed in the UK only … Read more

Hong Kong authorises Sinovac Covid vaccine for children aged 3 to 17 | Hong Kong

Hong Kong has approved lowering the age limit for the Covid-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech to three years old, down from 18 years of age.Sophia Chan, Hong Kong’s secretary for food and health, said in a statement published on Saturday: “Adolescents aged 12 to 17 will be accorded priority to receive the CoronaVac vaccine, … Read more

US claims 2019 airstrike that hit Syrian women and children was justified | US news

The US military has confirmed for the first time a 2019 airstrike in Syria that killed up to 80 people, mostly women and children, but claimed the strike was justified as it killed Islamic State fighters who were attacking coalition forces.The confirmation from US Central Command followed a report by the New York Times in … Read more

Young children unlikely to be vaccinated against COVID until 2022, Health Minister Greg Hunt says

Young children unlikely to be vaccinated against COVID until 2022, Health Minister Greg Hunt says

Australian children aged between five and 11 are unlikely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before January, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.Key points:The TGA is still reviewing health and safety data for children aged between five and 11Greg Hunt says it is still unclear if Australians will need more than one booster shotThe federal government has announced the … Read more

Surgeon general on Matthew McConaughey’s opposition to vaccine mandates for kids: ‘Covid is not harmless in our children’

Surgeon general on Matthew McConaughey's opposition to vaccine mandates for kids: 'Covid is not harmless in our children'

“Many kids have died. Sadly, hundreds of children — thousands — have been hospitalized, and as a dad of a child who has been hospitalized several years ago for another illness, I would never wish upon any parent they have a child that ends up in the hospital,” Murthy told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront.””And … Read more

I’ve had a wake-up call on Covid vaccines for children – mine will be first in line | Emma Brockes

Along with a lot of other people, over the summer I had responded to news about Covid vaccine trials in young children mainly by sitting on the fence. When the time came, I thought, I’d probably get my two six-year-olds vaccinated, but possibly not in the first wave. It seemed unnecessary to run for the … Read more

Indonesia authorises Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6-11

Indonesia authorises Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6-11

A healthcare worker wearing an Indonesian flag mask to mark the country’s 76th Independence Day, prepares a dose of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a mass vaccination program in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar UlfianaJAKARTA, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Indonesia has approved the Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for … Read more

Covid Shots Are a Go for Children, but Parents Are Reluctant to Consent

Covid Shots Are a Go for Children, but Parents Are Reluctant to Consent

“I know parents are probably bombarded with misinformation about vaccines, even within their social circles: ‘My friend said this, my mother-in-law said that,’” said Dr. Katherine Williamson, a pediatrician in Orange County, Calif. “I’m hoping I can make a difference.”Updated Oct. 29, 2021, 8:35 p.m. ETThe decision is particularly hard for parents to make on behalf … Read more

US authorises Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

US authorises Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

US Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 and above. Photo: fileWASHINGTON: In a first, the United States (US) Friday authorised the Pfizer Covid vaccine for children between 5 to 11 years of age, paving the way for 28 million young Americans to soon get immunized.The decision came after … Read more

Children to receive COVID-19 vaccine could be as early as Tuesday

Children to receive COVID-19 vaccine could be as early as Tuesday

(Updated: adding video, comments from Mosaic Medical) C.O. clinics working on options as COVID-19 vaccine for children nears federal approval BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11, the first vaccine authorized for younger children, based on an advisory committee’s recommendation … Read more

GPs concerned infections in children could mask Covid

GPs concerned infections in children could mask Covid

Doctors have reported a marked increase in the number of children with upper respiratory tract infections, and say they are worried this is masking the true number of Covid-19 cases. A GP in Tramore, Co Waterford, said children could have between six to eight respiratory tract infections over the course of the winter. Speaking on … Read more

Vietnam to vaccinate children against COVID-19 from next month

Vietnam to vaccinate children against COVID-19 from next month

A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh HueHANOI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Vietnam will begin inoculating children against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from next month, the … Read more

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine protective, safe in young children

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine protective, safe in young children

Medical staff prepare Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to be administered at newly-opened mass vaccination centre in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2021. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERSOct 25 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children aged six to 11 years and that it plans to submit … Read more

FDA scientists say benefits of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine ‘clearly outweigh’ the risks for children ages 5 to 11

FDA scientists say benefits of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine 'clearly outweigh' the risks for children ages 5 to 11

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration presented an analysis late Friday showing that the protection offered to children between the ages of 5 and 11 by the Covid vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech “would clearly outweigh” the risk of myocarditis, a heart-related side effect, that the vaccine appears to cause. The FDA’s analysis … Read more

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.7pc efficacy in children

Covid-19 claims eight more lives, infects 555 others

WASHINGTON: Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got Covid-19, compared with three who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.Because more than twice as many children in the 2,268-participant trial were given the vaccine than placebo, that equates to better than 90% efficacy. … Read more

Children ages five to 11 will soon be able to get Covid shot, White House says | US news

Children age five to 11 in the US will soon be able to get a Covid-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks.Federal regulators will … Read more

Children fuel English COVID case rise after slow vaccine start

Children fuel English COVID case rise after slow vaccine start

Cases high with 8% of secondary school children infectedConcern for health service as well as schoolsDebate over the impact vaccines make on transmission in schoolsWalk-in clinics boost Scotland’s efforts to vaccinate childrenLONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The spread of COVID-19 among children in England is fuelling a rise in cases nationally and causing concern among … Read more

The Children Who Lost a Parent to COVID-19

The Children Who Lost a Parent to COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, media outlets and online dashboards have provided constant updates on the number of people who have died from COVID-19. Far less prominent—but just as striking—are the tallies of those left behind.According to an estimate published recently in the journal Pediatrics, at least 140,000 American children had lost a parent or caregiver because … Read more

Covid vaccines for US children are coming but challenge will be persuading parents | Coronavirus

Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11 are inching closer to authorization in the US, with possible availability as soon as early November, and experts are already looking to the next hurdle: actually getting the shots in those young arms.Only one-third of parents plan to vaccinate their children as soon as the vaccines are … Read more

English school return spurred COVID in children, but cases fell in adults – study

English school return spurred COVID in children, but cases fell in adults - study

Students attend a lesson at Weaverham High School, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown begins to ease, in Cheshire, Britain, March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File PhotoImperial study finds September rise in child COVID casesEpidemic shrinks in younger to middle aged adultsOver 100,000 tests processed in latest roundLONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – COVID-19 infections in children … Read more

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases may be going down in much of the country, but for children they are still exceptionally high

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases may be going down in much of the country, but for children they are still exceptionally high

The latest forecast predicts 740,000 to 762,000 reported deaths by November 6. It’s third consecutive week of a projected decrease in newly reported deaths. The latest CDC forecast predicts 500 to 10,100 new confirmed Covid-19 hospitalizations likely to be reported by November 5 — a fifth straight week of projected declines. As of October 12, … Read more

B.C. to hopefully start offering COVID vaccines for children in early November

B.C. to hopefully start offering COVID vaccines for children in early November

B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Health Minister Adrian Dix are providing an update Tuesday on the COVID-19 crisis in the province. Henry said parents can now register their children, ages five to 11, to receive a Pfizer vaccine, once it is approved by Health Canada.She said the province is looking at … Read more

US coronavirus: The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

US coronavirus: The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

In the least vaccinated states, roughly eight people out of every 100,000 residents died of Covid-19 over the past week, compared with only about two out of every 100,000 people in the 10 most vaccinated states.CNN used data from Johns Hopkins University and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the analysis. Less … Read more