The British congenital cardiac association has suggested that adults and children with CHD, within the groups mentioned in the answer of question 1, should be considered more vulnerable to Covid-19 and other infections, and should therefore be particularly strict in following the social distancing and hygiene measures (11).
Based on definitions of social distancing, this would exclude attendance of such individuals at nurseries, school, college or universities. Socializing with family, going to restaurants and children’s parties should be avoided as well.
Children who do not fall into mentioned groups should not be more likely to become infected with Covid-19 and there is no evidence of higher risk of complications, thus general rules of preventive measures should be applied (11).
On 22 September 2020 World Health Organization made an announcement of approximately 38 Covid-19 vaccines in clinical trials and 149 in preclinical evaluation. (58)