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Sarah S. Long

Sarah S. Long, MD


Department: Pediatrics

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Sarah S. Long, MD, is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine.

In the Media

“Most Expectant Moms Say They're Likely to Get Maternal RSV Vaccine”
MedPage Today (April 25, 2024)

“The Philadelphia area is a “hot spot” for infant botulism. What causes this rare illness?”
Philadelphia Inquirer (April 13, 2024)

“The CDC Is Squandering the Breakthrough RSV Vaccine”
The Atlantic (March 29, 2024)

“Flu shots are doing OK vs. virus, US numbers indicate”
Associated Press (February 28, 2024)

“Wrong RSV Shots Given to Some Young Kids & Pregnant Women”
HealthDay (February 16, 2024)

“Wrong RSV Shots Given to Some Pregnant Women, Young Kids”
U.S. News & World Report (February 15, 2024)

2024 Red Book Dedicated to Dr. Long
AAP News (February 1, 2024)

Despite New R.S.V. Shots, Most Older Adults Remain Unvaccinated
The New York Times (December 6, 2023)

VIDEO: A brief history of vaccines — and a warning — from Sarah S. Long, MD
Healio Pediatrics (November 21, 2023)

“Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium bids farewell to longtime presenters”
Healio (November 16, 2023)

“Philly-area parents search for RSV antibody shots as winter approaches”
WHYY (October 10, 2023)

US CDC backs Pfizer's maternal RSV vaccine to protect infants
Reuters (September 22, 2023)

CDC recommends RSV vaccine in late pregnancy to protect newborns
NPR (September 22, 2023)

CDC advisers endorse updated Covid-19 vaccines
Politico (September 12, 2023)

CDC recommends updated Covid vaccines for everyone 6 months and older
STAT (September 12, 2023)

RSV antibody from Sanofi, AstraZeneca backed by CDC for use in infants
BioPharmaDive (August 4, 2023)

Sarah Long, MD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in Aug. 3 stories in NBC News, Medpage Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Inside Health Policy, and in an Aug. 4 WHYY-Radio story, about an advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – of which Long is a member – that voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend an injectable RSV drug for two groups of infants.
Link to story (NBC News)
Link to story (Medpage)
Link to story (AJC)
Link to story (Inside Health Policy)
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“Science finally figured out how to make effective RSV vaccines. Will seniors care?”
STAT (May 26, 2023)

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.