This is the critical moment in time for all health care providers to proactively stop this potential public health nightmare by speaking with all parents and adolescents about the absolute need for everyone to receive the influenza vaccine.
Every pediatric provider including pediatric nurse practitioners and pediatric nurses working in hospital or in outpatient settings must know the various ways children and adolescents may present with possible COVID-19 symptoms. They must also know which patients are at high risk of developing multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
It was initially thought that children were primarily unaffected by COVID-19 and were asymptomatic carriers if they did have the disease. The rise of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has radically changed this thinking.