This page is intended to provide developing information and resources for patients and physicians regarding the the effects of COVID on those suffering from paediatric endocrine conditions. Members of the ESPE Clinical Practice Committee and ESPE Working Groups have developed patient and physician information leaflets and have compiled links to relevant resources from other organisations. If you have any suggestions for additional content for the COVID-19 Hub, or have any queries regarding the current content, please contact the ESPE Office in order for your suggestion to be reviewed by the ESPE Clinical Practice Committee. 


ESPE Position Statements on COVID-19

VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN - At present different countries across Europe are suggesting different vaccination schedules for young people under the age of 18 years. Currently, the risk of significant illness/need for hospitalisation with SARS-COV-2 infection to young people remains very low. Furthermore, there are no specific Coronavirus vaccination indications for children with endocrine diseases.

ESPE CPC recommends that you contact your local health care professionals for country specific advice re: vaccination for specific endocrine conditions.



ESPE Patient Information Leaflets - COVID-19


ESPE Physician Information Leaflets - COVID-19


Contributing to developing knowledge on COVID-19 


The electronic reporting system e-REC (e-Reporting Of Rare Conditions) is part of the European Registries for Rare Endocrine Conditions (EuRRECa) project, funded by EU CHAFEA and supported by  ENDO-ERN, ESE and ESPE. From April 2020, in close collaboration with the ESE Rare Disease Committee, the system has been extended to include the reporting of COVID-19 infection in patients with an existing endocrine or metabolic bone condition. This is open to all centres that look after people with such conditions.  Learn more and contribute to the e-REC database.


Research related to COVID-19 and paediatric endocrine disorders

Adrenal Insufficiency 

Adrenal insufficiency at the time of COVID-19: a retrospective study in patients referring to a tertiary centre

Case Report: Adrenal Pathology Findings in Severe COVID-19: An Autopsy Study

What we have to know about corticosteroids use during Sars-Cov-2 infection

Therapeutic Patient Education for Adrenal Insufficiency under COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions

ENDOCRINOLOGY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: Management of adrenal insufficiency


General endocrinology

The Impact of SARS-Cov-2 Virus Infection on the Endocrine System

Endocrine and metabolic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Endocrine complications of COVID-19: what happens to the thyroid and adrenal glands?

Encountering COVID-19 as Endocrinologists

COVID-19 and endocrine diseases. A statement from the European Society of Endocrinology


Other publications COVID-19 and endocrine disorders

Links to related organisation resources on COVID-19

Paediatric Endocrinology 


Endocrinology and General