Abstract and Introduction
COVID-19 pediatric hospitalizations and emergency visit rates increased dramatically in August 2021 with the Delta variant and are highest in areas with low vaccination rates (Siegel, 2021). In the September 3, 2021, issue of APA News, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) attributed the rising hospitalization rate to increased disease in the community (Jenco, 2021).
This issue's COVID-19 column focuses on new research explaining the etiology and possible treatment for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publication with evidence-based methods health care providers can use to encourage COVID-19 vaccination. Both address the current biggest COVID-19 risks for children.
Pediatr Nurs. 2021;47(6):303-304. © 2021 Jannetti Publications, Inc.