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Long Covid in Children

• 235,000 children in England have Long Covid symptoms lasting 12+ weeks that affect their daily life

(ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/covid19schoolsinfectionsurveyengland/march2022#measuring-the-data)

• A meta-analysis of over 80,000 children following Covid infection concludes that more than 25% developed Long Covid.

(Lopez-Leon et al., 2022, doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-13495-5)

• 1 in 7 (14%) of 11-18 year olds have symptoms 15 weeks after COVID-19 infection

(Stephenson et al., 2021 doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00022-0)

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