Pre-SIOP Meeting Questionnaire on COVID-19 Vaccines
We have prepared a brief questionnaire to gather SIOP member experiences with COVID-19 vaccines for children and adolescents with cancer.
Responses are anonymous and voluntary and the preliminary responses will be shared at the SIOP Annual Congress on September 28, 2022 during the session titled NURSING JOINT SESSION WITH CCI AND SUPPORTIVE CARE NETWORK: RECEPTIVITY TO COVID19 VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER held from 1:45 PM – 03:15 PM in Room 112.
Rejin Kebudi, Lisa Morrisey, Jessica Bate, Maysam Homsi, Sadaf Altaf, Miguela Caniza
- Gather experiences of healthcare providers of children with cancer regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children with cancer.
- Use results of the survey to inform about perceptions of healthcare providers of vaccine availability, priorities, and indications in children with cancer globally.
Multiple health organizations and agencies including those dedicated to child health encouraged COVID-19 vaccine uptake by pediatric population including pediatric cancer. COVID-19 vaccine development, clinical trials, and population vaccination occurred at a speed to offset the progress of the pandemic.
Use of COVID-19 vaccines in pediatric, and in pediatric cancer is evolving in many places. There are many unknowns in the use of COVID-19 vaccine. Having a glimpse of what is going on in pediatric oncology globally by using key questions about the use of COVID-19 vaccine will offer a glance at the current environment of vaccinating children with cancer against COVID-19 and guide us to design better venues of dissemination about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy for this group of patients.
Information from healthcare providers obtained through this questionnaire will be shared during the 2022 SIOP conference, where other healthcare providers, and parents will attend to learn more about the use of COVID vaccine.
Thank you for taking the time to fill our survey and share among your network.
We look forward to seeing most of you next week in Barcelona!
Dr Miguela Caniza & Dr Sadaf Altaf
Co-chairs SIOP Global Health Network Supportive Care Working Group