As of December 1, Dr Lovejoy is able to perform the rapid antigen test for the Covid-19 virus. It is done by saliva (mouth); the results are done in 15 minutes. The sensitivity is 84%, thus it will miss 16% of children who have the virus (the PCR in laboratories is supposed to be 95%, but done by the naso-pharyngeal route the sensitivity is actually very low).

 

Dr Lovejoy will update this page once the Covid-19 vaccine is available for healthy, younger adults. It will not be available for children for the foreseeable future.