Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Covenant Medical Center and University Medical Center, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Despite vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand worldwide. Early reports suggested that only a minor proportion of pediatric population is affected by COVID-19 in comparison to adult population. Three percent of pediatric population needed admission to intensive care units, and only a small number of deaths have been reported. Available literature suggests that infants (children under 1 year) seem to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 virus infection with a higher severity of illness compared with other pediatric ages. Requirement for neonatal mechanical ventilation is 20%–22.4% (vs. 4% in children) (1).