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COVID-19 & Children

Total 25 Posts

Children in England turning five will no longer be offered a jab – here’s why that’s bad news

5 min read
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.

It’s reassuring that summer was spent wisely planning for the coming COVID winter... or was it?

3 min read
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.

COVID vaccines for children under five: What parents need to know.

6 min read
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.

Long COVID in children is real and serious. There are treatments available... just not in the UK.

5 min read
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.

COVID in children is not mild.

3 min read
Kim Wareham’s daughter is 10. After successfully protecting her against the virus for two years, omicron finally got her. Through her testimony, she wants people to know what her suffering has been like and that COVID-19 for children is not mild.

My five-year-old is now eligible for a COVID vaccine – Should I get them immunised?

4 min read
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.

COVID numbers are spiking, yet still no public health messaging.

11 min read
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.
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