Saint Barnabas Medical Center Pediatric Post-COVID CARE Program In The News

How Pediatric Post-COVID Care at RWJBarnabas Health Is Helping Kids

NJ MOM - There’s still so much we’re still learning about COVID-19 and especially its impact on children and their recovery. But what we do know is that kids who’ve had Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome or were hospitalized by COVID-19 require physician follow-up at regular intervals once they have been discharged from the hospital. That’s why Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Saint Barnabas Medical Center established the Pediatric Post-COVID CARE Program. “Initially, we saw data on lingering symptoms in adults who had COVID, including neurological issues, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or can’t get back to the same level of activity they had before COVID. When we saw kids being hospitalized with COVID and MIS-C and learned that they too could have these issues, we created a team of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians for these patients,” she says. Read More

As More Kids Go Down the ‘Deep, Dark Tunnel’ of Long COVID, Doctors Still Can’t Predict Who Is at Risk

STAT - At RWJBarnabas Health in New Jersey, Uzma Hasan, chief of pediatric infectious diseases, sees fatigue and brain fog, not being able to think, and difficulty finding words in children who may also have shortness of breath with minimal exertion. Then there are never-ending coughs, muscle aches, joint pain, headaches. They feel weird tingling sensations or certain smells are so foul they don’t want to eat. “It’s mostly the teens that I’m seeing who have lingering symptoms,” Hasan said. “We have to make sure that these kids are functional and back to themselves, after a couple of months out of school, so that they don’t have any long-term consequences.” Read More

Long-Haul Patient Urges Teens to Get Vaccinated

WNBC-NY (NBC) - New York, NY - Roughly 20 percent of children who have had COVID suffer from long-term effects, said Dr. Uzma Hasan, the director of the pediatric post-COVID care program at St. Barnabas Medical Center. She said that the severity of the case doesn't matter, as even those with mild cases or were even asymptomatic have had the long-term effects. Read More

Two-thirds of kids are behind on regular vaccines, herd immunity at risk

NJ Spotlight News - Those who’ve missed inoculations face incredible risks, far beyond COVID-19, which has by and large spared kids, says Dr. Uzma Hasan. Once social distancing measures are relaxed, we are going to start seeing an uptick and things like measles, meningitis, pneumonias, etc, and this maybe a bigger pandemic than the COVID-19. Read More

Kids stricken by long-haul COVID-19 find treatment at NJ clinic

NJ Spotlight News - The Pediatric Post-COVID CARE program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey is treating and tracking 90 children with symptoms of long COVID-19. Read More

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young Covid ‘Long Haulers’

Kaiser Health News - Nonetheless, the increasing number of patients like Delaney is leading to a more structured follow-up plan for kids recovering from covid, said Dr. Uzma Hasan, division chief of pediatric infectious diseases at St. Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. “The cost of missing these children means a horrible event,” she said. Read More


The Pediatric Post-COVID CARE Program is located at 101 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052. For more information about this Pediatric COVID-19 recovery program, contact Lauren Farrand, or 973-322-5411.

The program works in collaboration with your pediatrician. To make an appointment for your child at the Pediatric Post-COVID CARE program, call 1-888 COVID94 (1-888-268-4394) Option 2 or email