Pedi Poll

Q. The data, released by South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), shows that 52 infants under age 2 were among 452 COVID-19 patients admitted. 29% of COVID-19 admissions in the 0-to-4 age group had severe disease. What should we be concerned about the most for pediatrics?

  • Pediatric vaccinations & testing should be prioritized.
  • No action should be taken till we gather more data on the clinical presentation, severity and to better understand the epidemiology of the disease in children with Omicron variant.
  • Travel restriction should be implemented to protect pediatric age groups.
  • Implementation of nonpharmaceutical interventions, discourage community and mass gatherings involving young people
  • To increase maternal vaccination, vaccination among eligible adolescents, adults who encounter infants/young children especially with underlying conditions placing them at increased risk of infection

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