Many pregnant women are given the season influenza vaccination to provide protection for both mother and child. A study examines whether this vaccination is linked to adverse health outcomes in childhood.
A recently updated Practice Advisory from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) provides an overview of the latest guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant and lactating patients.
Eligible children and teens should receive COVID-19 vaccination to protect them from COVID-19 infection, as well as to reduce the spread of the virus in the community and to vulnerable people, according to the statement from the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) .
Pregnancy in adolescence can lead to poorer outcomes in both mother and child. An investigation presented at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting looks at how educational attainment could impact the outcomes.
Not every adolescent female patient has a doctor to turn to for contraceptive counseling. An investigation reported at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting offered insight into whether addressing the concern at emergency department (ED) visits could work.