Doctors don’t know why yet, but COVID infection kicks off an extreme inflammatory response in some children.
Most children who catch COVID have mild illness and recover quickly. We identified key proteins in kids who’d had severe COVID with painful inflammation or respiratory failure.
Scientists are still working to understand this rare COVID syndrome in children.
Pediatric clinical trials for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 have shown that the Pfizer shot is safe and effective.
A rare new disease syndrome appears to be caused by an overactive immune response in children, often hitting weeks after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.