Emergency authorization for Covid-19 vaccines in children under 12 could come in early to midwinter, a Food and Drug Administration official said Thursday, a move that could bring relief to many parents who have been unable to vaccinate their children. The agency hopes to then move quickly to full approval of the vaccine for this age group. Read more ›
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Addressing The Youth Mental Health Crisis: The Urgent Need For More Education, Services, And Supports [downloadable]
Indicators of youth mental health and well-being indicate a growing public health crisis that has only been worsened by COVID-19. This report seeks to document the alarming trends in youth mental health and the disparities in access to care. Read more ›
People between the ages of 12 and 17 are now eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and health officials expect this age group will soon be able to receive the Moderna one. NPR health reporter Pien Huang and Short Wave producer Rebecca Ramirez talked to teens about their questions about the vaccine and what a strange year the pandemic has been for them. Read more ›
After relentless months of social distancing, online schooling and other restrictions, many kids are feeling the pandemic’s toll or facing new challenges navigating reentry. Read more ›
In recent weeks, governors, mayors and superintendents have discussed plans to reopen schools and get “back to normal” in the fall.
For schools, seeking a return to normalcy is only natural, but it may actually be counterproductive. Students coming back through our doors in the fall will be carrying the stress, anxiety and trauma of the past year.
Digital vaccine cards are now available to Californians through the California Department of Public Health.
If you haven’t signed up yet, read on for more details of what CDPH’s digital vaccine verification looks like, why you might want to have one, how to request your digital vaccine record online and what do do if you have problems with the system. Read more ›
It’s getting even riskier to remain unvaccinated.
The United States, as a whole, is still in good shape for the summer of reunions and revived activities. But for those who haven’t been immunized against COVID-19, there is a new concern: the emergence of yet another coronavirus variant, one with a nasty combination of features that makes it even more dangerous than the other strains that have caused global alarms. Read more ›
In the early months of 2021, visits to emergency departments for suspected suicide attempts increased roughly 50 percent for adolescent girls compared with the same period in 2019, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more ›