Mental health: Western Trust sees rise in children treated for depression

Dr Raymond Nethercott, the officer for Ireland at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said all children’s wards across Northern Ireland had been seeing more children and young people “requiring place of safety admissions for mental distress, illness and harm”. Source link

Poll: 49% of Parents of Kids 5-11 Reject COVID Shot for Them

Nov. 24, 2021– As vaccinations among children ages 5-11 pick up steam, a significant number of parents say they do not want their kids vaccinated. In a poll of WebMD readers, 49% of those responding who have children in that age group say they do not want their sons and daughters to get the COVID-19 … Read more

Children in care in England could hit almost 100,000 by 2025

The CCN’s lead for children and Conservative leader of East Sussex County Council, Keith Glazier, said with local authorities spending their money on the growing need, councils “aren’t having the ability to go out and do more early intervention with families, to try and keep families together, rather than having to take children into care”. … Read more

Covid cases highest in younger children in England

“Socialising indoors in places with poor ventilation increases the risk of infection. Help protect yourself and loved ones by opening windows and doors to ventilate the room when meeting people inside. Wash your hands regularly and wear a mask in crowded places. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, stay at home and get a PCR … Read more

COVID Vaccine for Kids Ages 5 to 11: Top Questions Answered

The CDC on Tuesday gave the green light for this age group to get a Pfizer shot, which marks the first COVID-19 vaccine available for children under 12 years old. All Americans ages 5 and up are now vaccine-eligible. Children will receive two Pfizer shots at one-third of an adult dose, 3 weeks apart. One … Read more