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Children’s To Offer Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics To Protect Patients Ages 12 And Up

Children’s Physicians is leading the way to help protect teens against COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents 12 to 15 years old. Children’s Physicians, as well as the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends vaccination for this age group, and will start vaccinating children age 12 and up beginning May 19 for any Children’s Hospital & Medical Center or Children’s Physicians patients. Read more

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

Mask Requirements While Visiting Children’s

In continued efforts to keep everyone safe, the follow types of masks are no longer allowed while visiting Children’s facilities:

  • Gaiter
  • Bandana
  • Face shield without mask
  • Vented mask

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

Parenting During a Pandemic

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

On May 10, 2021, parents and teenagers across the country celebrated the good news: Adolescents and teens ages 12 and over were now eligible to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. After a clinical trial showed the vaccine was safe and 100% effective in adolescents, Pfizer’s emergency use authorization — which originally authorized the vaccine for […]

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

Every year, families pile into planes, trains, and automobiles to get their fill of summer fun. “Summer fun” might have looked different last year though, and it’s likely you had to make the tough decision to cancel your 2020 travel plans. In fact, 72% of Americans did not take a vacation last summer. But it’s […]

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Grateful Kids Are Happy Kids: Teaching Gratitude in the Age of COVID-19

With the world opening up and vaccines being widely available, there are many things to be grateful for, despite all that was put on pause to make room for safety. As adults, it’s possible to look at these tough times and still find opportunities to be grateful:     Your family is healthy. Your family […]

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COVID-19 Isn’t Over Just Yet – And It’s Okay to Still Set Limits

Setting COVID-19 limits has been the norm the past year. But as restrictions ease, you may feel guilty. Here’s why it’s okay to still set COVID-19 limits for your children.

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Your Teen Has Been Vaccinated. Now What?

COVID-19 vaccines are available for adolescents and teenagers ages 12+. Here’s what that means for your teen.

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Bouncing Back From COVID-19: How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health Now and Post-Pandemic

Supporting your children’s mental health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic is important to helping them live a healthy life — physically and mentally. Here’s how to get started.

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Read more articles on parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daily Student Health Screening Poster

CLICK HERE to download & print Children’s Daily Student Health Screening poster! This convenient COVID-19 symptom checklist helps you quickly determine if your student is well enough to go to school each day. Post on a door, your refrigerator or any visible place where you’ll be able to review it with your child before leaving the house for school.

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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