The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child health
Dr Elizabeth Whittaker
Senior Clinical Lecturer in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology
Imperial College London
Reassuringly children usually experience mild or limited symptoms when infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. However the pandemic has impacted greatly on child health in other ways, nationally and internationally, including affecting education, vaccine delivery, mental health and emotional and social wellbeing. It is crucial that as the pandemic continues these areas are addressed to prevent a long term effect on this generation.
Jack Pridham Lecture