Arkansas Children’s Hospital reported 11 confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations Monday along with several more suspected.
“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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new study found that children on lockdown experienced higher levels of depression and anxiety.
Fort Worth ISD is now taking applications for 2021-2022 pre-K enrollment. The district is taking big steps to convince parents to sign up, after low enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNICEF launches #Reimagine, a global campaign to prevent the pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children
Parents are in a unique position this summer. It may be several months before kids become eligible for the vaccine.
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.
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 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.
Remote learning, the loss of sports and activities and social isolation have caused an increase in anxiety and depression for children of all ages over the past year.
With Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s announcement that Arkansans age 16 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations came other hopeful news from Pfizer.
The pandemic has led more kids to ask about such topics as loneliness, isolation, boredom, illness and death. When the Seattle schools closed this spring, I began continuing the philosophy sessions I lead in elementary school classrooms on Zoom, with small groups of children with whom I’ve been working this year.
The World Health Organization is investigating whether the coronavirus causes some children to develop a rare inflammatory disease, WHO officials said Wednesday.
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.