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Vaccination and Immunization

AAP letter urges the start of COVID-19 vaccine trials in young children

February 26, 2021

A safe coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) vaccine that can be administered to most of the pediatric population is a necessity for ending the pandemic, but trials for younger children have not occurred. The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wrote to key COVID-19 officials about the need to change this.

Are primary prevention strategies altering the course of the perfect storm?

February 23, 2021

As the 2020-2021 influenza season loomed, many in health care worried that the seasonal disease would add to the extraordinary burden of coronavirus disease 2019 and create a perfect storm. Have various prevention strategies helped prevent this potential issue?