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Pfizer Approval 12 to 15 blog mainUPMC Expert Weighs in on Pfizer Vaccine Authorization for Children Ages 12-15

“Although severe COVID-19 is rare in young kids, it does happen, and the vaccine will protect them,” said Dr. John Williams, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. 

 

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Ray Peds feature

Visits to pediatricians dropped substantially—both well-child and sick visits—during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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mAb feature

Monoclonal antibodies are available for outpatients with risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19 illness. The treatment is administered via infusion, and it can prevent hospitalization and reduce emergency department visits.

Chou NeuroCOVID feature
 
Patients with clinically diagnosed neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19 are six times more likely to die in the hospital.