Return to School and COVID-19 Vaccination for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States: Expert Opinion for 2021-2022.

TitleReturn to School and COVID-19 Vaccination for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States: Expert Opinion for 2021-2022.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsDownes KJ, Statler VA, Orscheln RC, Cousino MK, Green M, Michaels MG, Muller WJ, Sharma TS, Danziger-Isakov LA, Ardura MI
JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Date Published2021 Nov 03
ISSN2048-7207
Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to generate challenges for pediatric solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients and their families. As rates of COVID-19 fluctuate, new SARS-CoV-2 variants emerge, and adherence to and implementation of mitigation strategies vary from community to community, questions remain about the best and safest practices to prevent COVID-19 in vulnerable patients. Notably, decisions about returning to school remain difficult. We assembled a team of specialists in pediatric infectious diseases, transplant infectious diseases, public health, transplant psychology, and infection prevention and control to re-address concerns about school re-entry, as well as COVID-19 vaccines, for pediatric SOT recipients in the United States in 2021. Based on available literature and guidance from national organizations, we generated expert statements specific to pediatric SOT recipients focused on school attendance in 2021.

DOI10.1093/jpids/piab098
Alternate JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
PubMed ID34734268
Grant List / / Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development /
K23-HD091365 / NH / NIH HHS / United States