COVID-19 & Children
Total 25 Posts
Vaccinating children against COVID is important. But only 11% of 5- to 11-year-olds in England have received the first dose of COVID vaccine. Where we have safe and effective vaccines, there’s no sense in not rolling them out.
This summer, the government has done absolutely nothing to prepare schools, the NHS and communities for the coming autumn COVID wave nor has it got any plans for the subsequent winter COVID wave, a health expert explains.
As children under five represent the only age group yet to have a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use, Pfizer and Moderna have both recently reported results for their COVID-19 vaccines in the youngest children.
My daughter Jasmin has had long COVID for the past 16 months. I tried for over 6 months to get her research bloods done in the UK. Hitting brick walls, in desperation I took her to Germany in February.
Severe COVID disease is rare in children, but high case numbers are seeing more kids being affected. There is no such thing as a “mild hospitalisation”, especially when it’s your child on the ward.
The views of experts and health professionals on whether there is cause for concern as COVID case numbers are rising again, the risk of a new variant to show up, the situation in schools and long COVID.