Pediatric Immunization Practice During Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic

Authors

  • Riska Habriel Ruslie Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Prima Indonesia, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Darmadi Darmadi Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Haji Adam Malik General Hospital, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Gontar Alamsyah Siregar Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Haji Adam Malik General Hospital, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2020.5125

Keywords:

child, coronavirus disease-19, immunization, pediatric

Abstract

At the end of 2019, coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) started to spread worldwide and caused a pandemic in March 2020. Epidemiologic data of COVID-19 in the pediatric population are not certain. The pandemic also decreases routine immunization coverage in children which lead to increased risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreak. Routine immunization practice should be continued with due regard to health protocol. Children in contact with COVID-19 patients or children who previously have COVID-19 may be immunized after 14 days of symptom-free or confirmed negative by two polymerase chain reaction tests at a minimum interval of 24 h. Bacillus Calmette–Guerin, influenza, and pneumococcal immunization give a positive effect on COVID-19. Until present, there is no available vaccine for COVID-19.

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Published

2020-10-04

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Ruslie RH, Darmadi D, Siregar GA. Pediatric Immunization Practice During Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 4 [cited 2024 May 26];8(T1):258-60. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5125

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