Tag Archives: Children

2 Virginia children die from COVID-19 in 3-day span

A Virginia child under the age of 10 died from COVID-19, a health official confirmed. The death occurred just days after a 10-year-old Virginia girl also died after contracting the virus. Larry Hill, Virginia Department of Health (VDH) spokesperson, confirmed the unidentified child’s death to the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday morning but did not provide… Read More »

Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

The Coronavirus Pandemic Covid-19 Updates Coronavirus Map and Cases Spike in Children’s Cases Biden’s Vaccine Push Vaccine Mandate Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Parents of Young Children Desperately Seek Vaccine Trials Schools have reopened around the country, and families with those under 12 are finding ways to get… Read More »

FDA Approves Pradaxa (dabigatran) as First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

June 21, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) oral pellets to treat children 3 months to less than 12 years old with venous thromboembolism (a condition where blood clots form in the veins) directly after they have been treated with a blood thinner given by injection for at… Read More »

Vertex Announces U.S. FDA Approval for Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6 through 11 With Certain Mutations

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 9, 2021– Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved expanded use of Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) to include children with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages 6 through 11 years who have at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene or a… Read More »