If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you come unless you hear otherwise. See all our information about COVID-19, including our most current visiting information.

Your appointment with our paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome service

Follow-up appointments

Your child’s follow-up appointments will include telephone and face-to-face appointments with the cardiology (heart) and infectious diseases teams. At these appointments your child will have blood tests, an echocardiogram (ECHO), and an electrocardiogram (ECG) to look at their heart. Sometimes, they need more imaging to look at their heart in more detail. This might include a CT or MRI scan.

Should they have their vaccinations?

For most children it is important to have vaccinations when offered. But it is best to wait 3 months before getting any livevaccines, like MMR and COVID vaccines. We will give you and your GP specific guidance if other vaccines are due in the next 3 months. If you are not sure, please ask us.

They should have the inactivated (non-live) flu vaccine (injection in their arm) instead of the live vaccine spray up their nose this year.

If they are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, this should be delayed until 3 months after PIMS admission.

 

Read our leaflets about PIMS-TS