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Children’s Receives COVID-19 Vaccines, Begins Accepting Clinic Appointments

Children ages 5 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine following FDA emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for this age group.

Starting today, Nov. 3, 2021, parents/guardians can make appointments for eligible children to get vaccinated through Children’s Physicians. Families of Children’s patients are strongly encouraged to schedule through Children’s Connect; families of non-Children’s patients can schedule by calling 402-955-SHOT. All appointments must be scheduled; we are not taking walk-ins at this time.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5-11

Pfizer Reports COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe for Kids 5 & Older

Earlier this week, Pfizer reported its COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11. Children’s pediatric infectious disease expert Kari Neemann, M.D., shares what this means for kids and families and what comes next.

Back-to-School 2021 & Your Students’ Health

We want students to have a safe, healthy school year and benefit from in-person learning. Pediatrician Dr. Melissa St. Germain shares some key steps to ensure this happens. Children’s strongly recommends that all students and staff members mask up in school settings this fall. We also recommend that eligible individuals ages 12 and up get vaccinated against COVID-19. Questions? Please contact your child’s pediatrician!

Child Health Research Institute to Lead COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in Pregnant Women & Children

Physician-scientists in Omaha will be on the leading edge of research to ensure a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women and children. The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), a pediatric research partnership between University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, will be leading two new COVID-19 vaccine trials in these unique, important populations. Both studies are sponsored by Pfizer. Read More

Children’s-issued Masks Required for All Visitors

Effective Jan. 7, 2022, Children’s is now requiring all patients, visitors, parents and guardians to wear a well-fitted ear loop mask issued by Children’s while present in our facilities, consistent with the ear loop mask requirement for our team members. With the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 on the rise in our community, we’re making this change to protect everyone’s health. Cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, face shields without masks and vented masks do not offer the same level of protection and are not allowed.

If you need an approved mask, please ask for one at reception.

Parenting During a Pandemic

Bon Voyage! 5 Things to Know When Traveling During COVID-19

Every summer, families pile into planes, trains, and automobiles to get their fill of fun, family, and festivities. This summer season might still look a little different than previous years, though. While it’s likely you had to make the tough decision to cancel some of your 2020 and 2021 travel plans due to COVID-19, travel […]

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COVID-19 Visitor Policies

COVID-19 patient and family visitor policies for all Children’s facilities. Reducing the spread of COVID-19, and keeping patients, families, and staff members safe, is our number one priority.

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Children’s COVID-19 resources for patients, families, school nurses and educators.

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Children’s Receives COVID-19 Vaccines, Begins Accepting Clinic Appointments

Starting today, Nov. 3, 2021, parents/guardians can make appointments for eligible children to get vaccinated through Children’s Physicians.

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Let’s Talk: Opening Up About the COVID-19 Vaccine with Friends and Family

COVID-19 vaccines are available for children ages 5+. Here’s what that means for your child.

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Protecting Children, Protecting Our Team: Children’s Decision to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff

As Nebraska’s only free-standing, independent children’s hospital—the only hospital in the state exclusively dedicated to children, we must protect those who place their trust in us. This includes our patients, families, colleagues and communities. Focused on safety and protecting others, Children’s joins other leading state health systems in requiring COVID-19 vaccination for team members. The […]

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Brush Up on the Basics


Coronavirus 101

What is COVID-19? Learn about the basics, from symptoms to treatment.

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COVID-19 in Children

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare, but serious, condition that has been linked to COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know

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How COVID-19 is Spread

COVID-19 is highly contagious and can be transmitted in several ways.

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Keeping Your Family Safe

Here’s how to protect your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources from Children’s


Videos for Kids

These videos teach children about physical distancing, masks, and virtual visits.

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Expert Advice & Videos for Parents

Learn more about parenting during COVID-19 and find additional resources.

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Just Kids Podcast: School Safety

In this podcast, Children’s experts discuss how to send your child to school safely.

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Playing Sports

Here’s what you need to know if your child is an athlete.

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Testing Resources

Does your child need to get tested for COVID-19?

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