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Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC070201v2-01 ESR
Question Submitted
July 2, 2020
Date Completed
August 7, 2020
Status
5. Updated review
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC070201v2-01 ESR
Question Submitted
July 2, 2020
Date Completed
August 7, 2020
Status
5. Updated review
Research Team
EOC
Category
Infection Prevention and Control
Epidemiology
Subject
Pediatrics
Transmission
Symptoms
Natural History
Priority Level
Level 5 completed within 2 weeks
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Dalidowicz, M; Ellsworth, C. What is the transmissibility and epidemiology of COVID-19 in children and adolescents? 2020 Aug 7; Document no.: EOC070201v2-01 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 29 p. (CEST evidence search report)
Review History
EOC070201 RR: July 22, 2020
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EOC070201v2-01 ESR

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Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC070201v2 RR
Question Submitted
July 2, 2020
Date Completed
August 14, 2020
Status
5. Updated review
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC070201v2 RR
Question Submitted
July 2, 2020
Date Completed
August 14, 2020
Status
5. Updated review
Research Team
EOC
Updated Key Findings
AUGUST 7th UPDATE: No new studies examining secondary attack rates of pediatric index cases were found. Studies continue to suggest low transmission from pediatric cases, and high proportion of pediatric cases being asymptomatic to mildly symptomatic.
Key Findings
· Pediatric cases of COVID-19 constitute between 1% to 10% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19; variation exists by jurisdiction. · Few case reports exist of confirmed child-to-other transmission. Contact tracing studies suggest that children are unlikely to be transmitters of the disease. Households are the most likely environments for transmission. · A recent large South Korean contact tracing study however (in pre-print) found that household COVID-19 transmission rates for children age 10-19 were significantly higher than in adults; transmission rates for children age 0-9 were relatively low.
Category
Infection Prevention and Control
Epidemiology
Subject
Pediatrics
Transmission
Symptoms
Natural History
Priority Level
Level 5 completed within 2 weeks
Cite As
Sulaiman, F; Groot, G; Muhajarine, N; Dalidowicz, M; Miller, L. What is the transmissibility and epidemiology of COVID-19 in children and adolescents? 2020 Aug 14; Document no.: EOC070201v2 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 12 p. (CEST rapid review report)
Review History
EOC070201 RR: July 22, 2020
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Table
Review Code
EOC220102 RR Table
Question Submitted
January 10, 2022
Date Completed
February 4, 2022
Status
6. Cancelled
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Table
Review Code
EOC220102 RR Table
Question Submitted
January 10, 2022
Date Completed
February 4, 2022
Status
6. Cancelled
Research Team
EOC
Notes
EOC220102
Category
Epidemiology
Infection Prevention and Control
Subject
Immunity
Infection Prevention and Control
Pediatrics
Public Health
Vaccination
Priority Level
Level 2 One week (7 days)
Cite As
Badea, A; Reeder, B; Groot, G; Dalidowicz, M; Fox, L. Is there evidence that children under 18 should receive an mRNA vaccine booster/3rd dose? 2022 Feb 04, Document no.: EOC220102 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2022. (CEST table).
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Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC220102 RR
Question Submitted
January 10, 2022
Date Completed
February 4, 2022
Status
6. Cancelled
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC220102 RR
Question Submitted
January 10, 2022
Date Completed
February 4, 2022
Status
6. Cancelled
Research Team
EOC
Key Findings
The CDC has released a recommendation that all adolescents 12-17 be offered booster vaccines using only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, at least 5 months following the primary series
The CDC guidelines follow the review of unpublished Israeli data of 12-15 year olds vaccinated 5-6 months prior showing an equivalent infection rate to unvaccinated, and that those who receive boosters are at about 1/3 of the risk
Health Canada has not yet approved booster doses for general use in 12-17 year olds, however NACI has recommended that boosters, at least 6 months following the primary series, should be considered for the following groups within that age group o Those with an underlying medical condition at high risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 (including those who are immunocompromised and received a 3-dose primary series) o Those who are residents in congregate settings (e.g. shelters, group homes, quarters for migrant workers, correctional facilities) o Those who belong to racialized and/or marginalized communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19
Notes
Updated Review cancelled due to insufficient evidence
Category
Epidemiology
Infection Prevention and Control
Subject
Immunity
Infection Prevention and Control
Pediatrics
Public Health
Vaccination
Priority Level
Level 2 One week (7 days)
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Badea, A; Reeder, B; Groot, G; Dalidowicz, M; Fox, L. Is there evidence that children under 18 should receive the booster to increase their immunity? 2022 Feb 04, Document no.: EOC220102 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2022. 8 p. (CEST rapid review report).
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Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC220102v002 ESR
Question Submitted
January 10, 2022
Date Completed
April 6, 2022
Status
6. Cancelled
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC220102v002 ESR
Question Submitted
January 10, 2022
Date Completed
April 6, 2022
Status
6. Cancelled
Research Team
EOC
Notes
Updated review not currently planned.
Category
Epidemiology
Infection Prevention and Control
Subject
Immunity
Infection Prevention and Control
Pediatrics
Public Health
Vaccination
Priority Level
Level 2 One week (7 days)
Cite As
Dalidowicz, M; Fox, L. Is there evidence that children under 18 should receive the booster to increase their immunity? 2022 Apr 06, Document no.: EOC220102v002 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2022. 11 p. (CEST rapid review report).
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