What are the key pediatric public policy priorities as the COVID-19 pandemic persists?

Mark R. Schleiss, Sallie R. Permar, Chandy C. John

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Impact: The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and its impact is just beginning to be felt on children.COVID-19 vaccines protect both the pregnant patient and newborns, and breastfeeding provides a key component of passive protective immunity.“Long COVID” has contributed to the current crisis in pediatric mental health, and vaccines confer protection against this long-term complication of COVID-19 disease.Vaccine misinformation is not only impacting compliance with maternal and pediatric COVID-19 immunization efforts, but also other routine childhood vaccinations.As a public health priority, we must improve our response to vaccine misinformation and find novel strategies to improve vaccine compliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1451-1455
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 2023

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Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank Dr David Keller as well as the members of the Pediatric Policy Council for their comments and feedback. There are no specific funding sources to acknowledge related to this submission.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to the International Pediatric Research Foundation, Inc.

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