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Side Effects Following COVID-19 Vaccination in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
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  • Jennifer Belsky,
  • Whitney Carroll,
  • Anna Feliciano,
  • Seethal Jacob
Jennifer Belsky
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Riley Hospital for Children
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Whitney Carroll
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Anna Feliciano
Indiana University Department of Pediatrics
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Seethal Jacob
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Riley Hospital for Children
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Abstract

Vulnerable patient populations have seen decreased rates of vaccination against SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) due to hesitancies and distrust, magnified by a paucity of data for certain populations. The rates of COVID-19 vaccination in children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) remains low despite the risk for severe complications, resulting in continued infections and hospitalizations from COVID-19. We sought to describe vaccine reactions including vaso-occlusive crises, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations in children with SCD. Our findings will start to provide the necessary vaccine side effect data to inform patients, caregivers, and clinicians considering the COVID-19 primary vaccination series.
16 Sep 2022Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
16 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
16 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
20 Sep 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned