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Prof. dr hab. Sylwia Kołtan: non-immunocompetent children need Covid-19 prophylaxis with the use of antibodies

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Oct. 11, 2022 09:59

Prof. dr hab. Sylwia Kołtan: non-immunocompetent children need Covid-19 prophylaxis with the use of antibodies - Header image
prof. Sylwia Kołtan
- In addition to vaccinations against Covid-19, the option of using a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies with prolonged action has appeared for children over 12 years of age and weighing more than 40 kg. We can give them to children, for example, before the transplantation of hematopoietic cells - said Prof. dr hab. Sylwia Kołtan from the Department of Paediatrics, Hematology and Oncology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz.

 

What are the current recommendations of the Polish Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology on the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection, especially in immunosuppressed children?

Children should primarily be vaccinated with at least two doses in the primary immunization program, and three doses in selected moderate and severe immune dysfunction groups. A booster dose is also indicated in the pediatric population. We know that the vaccine response in non-immunocompetent children is worse and therefore additional options that can ...

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