Pediatrics

 
Three Doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Well Tolerated in Children Under 5 Years of Age
May 24, 2022

Topline data showed that a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was well tolerated among children with a safety profile similar to placebo.

CDC Greenlights COVID-19 Booster for Children Aged 5 to 11 Years
May 20, 2022

The CDC is encouraging parents of children in this age group to first finish a primary vaccination series, saying only 28% now are in that category.

Obesity Rose Disproportionately Among Low-income Youth During Early COVID-19
May 09, 2022

The proportion of overweight, obesity, or severe obesity increased from 38% to 45% among 4500 young people seen in a primary care network where most receive public insurance.

Study: Investigational RSV Vaccine Elicited Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Pregnant Women
May 02, 2022

Results from a phase 2b trial showed that a bivalent RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine was safe and led to higher neutralizing antibody responses in pregnant women.

Remdesivir Wins FDA Approval for Treatment of COVID-19 in Youngest Patients
April 29, 2022

The US FDA expanded approval of remdesivir this week to include pediatric patients aged 28 days and older, the first COVID-19 treatment indicated for this population.

Diphtheria First Choice for Pediatric Immunization: A Short Quiz
April 11, 2022

How much do you know about diphtheria and the vaccine? Answer these 2 questions to find out.

4 Pediatric Pneumococcal Vaccine Conundrums
April 11, 2022

SAMPLE: A 7-year-old child newly immigrated to the US has not received any previous pneumococcal vaccines. What does the CDC recommend for this child?

Fostering Wellbeing in School-aged Children during COVID-19
February 25, 2022

How can clinicians help parents of school-aged children foster wellbeing now that pediatric COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses are recommended?

Pediatric Vaccination Lost in the Shuffle During COVID-19: A Quiz
February 16, 2022

How did up-to-date pediatric routine vaccination rates fare during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to before?

Leading Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Obesity: A Primer for Practitioners
February 01, 2022

How do low socioeconomic status and adverse childhood experiences tie into pediatric obesity? Here, an overview for practitioners.