Pediatrics

 
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.

AAP Recommends Routine HIV Screening for all Adolescents Starting at Age 15
January 05, 2022

The AAP updated its guidance to recommend routine HIV screening at least once in all adolescents aged ≥15 years and at-risk youth be rescreened annually.

FDA Authorizes Use of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose in Children Aged 12 to 15 Years
January 03, 2022

Pending endorsement from the CDC, adolescents can now get a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as authorized by an amendment to the original FDA EUA for the vaccine.

CDC Signs Off on Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11 Years
November 03, 2021

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky officially endorsed Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years, following recommendation from ACIP.

Teen E-cigarette Use during COVID-19: A 7-question Quiz
October 14, 2021

Findings from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey have public health advocates concerned. Find out why in this 7-question quiz.

Obesity May Put Children Hospitalized with COVID-19 at Higher Risk for Severe Disease, Suggests New Study
September 29, 2021

IDWeek 2021: Obesity prevention and vaccination efforts may help prevent COVID-19-related morbidity in pediatric COVID-19 patients with obesity, noted authors of a new study.