Parents of Kids Under 12 Cheer News Pfizer’s Seeking Vaccine Approval for Younger Kids

“As someone who has seen the repercussions of such a horrible disease, I hope that people understand a possible vaccine is something that helps us all, including our children”

Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?

Children account for more than a fifth of new U.S. coronavirus cases in states that release statistics by age, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Opinion: How Latin America’s Kids Suffer From World’s Longest COVID School Closings

Wearing a mask and a face shield to curb the spread of the coronavirus, 10-year-old Jade Chan Puc writes in her workbook during the first day of class in Hecelchakán, Campeche state, Mexico, on April 19. On average, schools in Latin America and the Caribbean were closed longer than any in any other region, according to UNICEF.

Pfizer Details Possible COVID-19 Vaccine Expansion to Kids 6-Months to 15-Years-Old

The US Food and Drug Administration expects to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for those age 12 to 15 by next week, potentially even sooner. At the same time, the company is looking at ways to make the vaccine available to children even younger.

.When Can Kids Get the Vaccine?

On Monday, every adult became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. So when will children be able to get their shots? While children under 16 have not been approved to receive any of the currently available shots, clinical trials to get shots in little arms are underway.

Michigan kids hospitalized with COVID-19 hit a new high this week

A growing consequence of Michigan’s latest COVID-19 surge is coming into focus this week – the number of kids hospitalized with coronavirus. 

In the hope of vaccines, despite the increase in cases

Pfizer is working to get its coronavirus vaccine approved for kids as young as 12, at the same time that health officials are reporting increasing cases among young people.

AstraZeneca’s UK vaccine trial on kids comes to a halt

A trial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on children in the UK has been paused even as the country’s medicines regulator probes a possible link of the vaccine with rare blood clots in adults, the media reported.

40,000 children have lost a parent to COVID-19 in the U.S., study finds

In a grim reminder of the death toll from COVID-19, a new study published by the American Medical Association found that nearly 40,000 U.S. children have lost one of their parents to the virus.

COVID-19 Vaccines & Children: What does it mean for next school year?

COVID-19 vaccines are now being tested in children, with students at the middle school level or even younger possibly able to get vaccinated just in time for the next academic year.

Fitbit reportedly developing smartwatch for kids with 4G connectivity

A month ago, Fitbit announced the Charge 4 with built-in GPS and mobile payments. The fitness tracker comes amid a Google acquisition that’s still under regulatory review. A new report today reveals that Fitbit is working on a smartwatch for kids that features 4G connectivity.

offers tips for keeping kids engaged in quarantine

according to kids news agency Middlesex Community College is offering tips for helping keep out-of-school kids engaged and learning, and they range from “word hunt” scavenger hunts outside to taking photographs and writing stories about them. The college’s Education and College for Kids departments teamed up to create a list of activities for families to try […]

Should kids wear face masks? We asked a pediatrician

As parents, we tend to want to make things better for our kids. But the seriousness of the novel coronavirus has forced us to talk to our children seriously about their safety and the safety of others.