So many people caught the omicron variant over the winter that almost 60% of everyone in the U.S. — including most children — now have antibodies to the virus in their blood, the CDC said Tuesday.
Physicians weigh in on what you need to know about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and how to think about the risks and benefits of vaccinating your kid
Back in January, a handful of women founded the “Georgia COVID Appointment help” group on Facebook. Members and volunteers wanted to help those unfamiliar with technology get their shots. Now, they're navigating questions about booster shots and vaccine approval for children.
Both the Moderna and Pfizer brand mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 are reported to be safe for adolescents ages 12 and up. Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are now testing efficacy of Moderna's vaccine in those aged 6 months to 11 years.
A study released Monday finds 43,000 children in the U.S. have lost a parent due to COVID-19. Researchers with the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics also find Black children are disproportionately affected.
The first COVID-19 vaccines to hit the market will not be approved for use in children. Researchers must figure out if the vaccines are safe and effective in kids.
Researchers already knew that children under age 10 can catch and transmit the virus in school.
But now, more than 277,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide between March and Sept. 19, and almost twice as many cases occurred among adolescents (ages 12 through 17) than in younger kids.
More than 100 children have died of COVID-19 in the United States.
School meals are the only meals some children get in a day. But during the pandemic, school feeding programs have been reaching fewer and fewer families.
A 1-year-old Black boy is now the youngest Georgian to die of COVID-19.
COVID-19 rates of infection are higher in general in the Black and Hispanic communities.
More than 800 students and 42 teachers and staff in Cherokee County are quarantining after coronavirus was reported at 19 different schools, the school district announced late Monday.
Ultimately, students need to return to school this week despite high rates of COVID-19 in Georgia because staying healthy means more than avoiding the virus.
Of the 597 attendees, 58% took coronavirus tests and 76% of those tested had positive results.
For children under the age of 11, the total percent positive has gone from less that 1% in May to more than 3% in July, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.