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Hospitalizations of Children Aged 5–11 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, March 2020–February 2022
Date Added: 5/19/2022
During the period of Omicron predominance (December 19, 2021–February 28, 2022), COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates in children aged 5–11 years were approximately twice as high among unvaccinated as among vaccinated children. Non-Hispanic Black children represented the largest group of unvaccinated children. Thirty percent of hospitalized children had no underlying medical conditions, and 19% were admitted to an intensive care unit. Children with diabetes and obesity were more likely to experience severe COVID-19.
Hospitalization of Infants and Children Aged 0–4 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, March 2020–February 2022
Date Added: 3/31/2022
COVID-19 can cause severe illness in infants and children, including those aged 0–4 years who are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
What is added by this report?
During Omicron variant predominance beginning in late December 2021, U.S. infants and children aged 0–4 years were hospitalized at approximately five times the rate of the previous peak during Delta variant predominance. Infants aged <6 months had the highest rates of hospitalization, but indicators of severity (e.g., respiratory support) did not differ by age group.
Hospitalizations of Children and Adolescents with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, July 2021–January 2022
Date Added: 2/23/2022
COVID-19 can cause severe illness in children and adolescents. Coinciding with increased circulation of the Omicron variant, COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates among children and adolescents aged 0–17 years increased rapidly in late December 2021, especially among children aged 0–4 years who are not yet eligible for vaccination. Throughout the periods of Delta and Omicron predominance, hospitalization rates remained lower among fully vaccinated adolescents aged 12–17 years than among unvaccinated adolescents.
COVID-19 Updates: What Clinicians Need to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (Webinar)
Date Added: 2/16/2022
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but severe condition associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been actively involved in MIS-C surveillance and research, and development of MIS-C resources to support the public health and healthcare community. During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss CDC’s surveillance of MIS-C, updated MIS-C resources for healthcare providers, research that informed those resources, and data related to COVID-19 vaccination and MIS-C.
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines: CDC’s Recommendations for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series in Children 5–11 Years Old
Date Added: 11/15/2021
COCA Call: Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines: CDC’s Recommendations for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series in Children 5–11 Years Old — During this COCA call, CDC provided an overview of its recommendations and clinical considerations for administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination primary series in children aged 5–11 years old.
COVID-19 Trends Among Persons Aged 0–24 Years
Date Added: 2/3/2021
This is a link to the CDC external resources regarding COVID-19 trends among persons aged 0–24 years.