The SAPA July 2022 Newsletter
Paediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Early Pregnancies in Soweto, Neonatal Encephalopathy…
The South African Paediatric Association believes that the issue of wearing of masks by school children could be better managed.
Children with mild COVID‐19 can be safely managed in isolation at home.
The ACDP and some doctors are challenging efforts to vaccinate children aged between 12 and 17 against COVID-19.
The National Department of Health has issued a circular recommending all pregnant and breastfeeding women be offered the vaccination1 and SAPA supports these recommendations.
SAPA supports the use of the SARS-CoV-2 Pfizer/BioNTech
vaccine in children aged 12 years and older. However, it has some reservations that
need to be addressed.