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

Children ages 5 to 11 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

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

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 adolescents and teenagers ages 12+. Here’s what that means for your teen.

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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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NEW: Fruitful 2021 COVID 19 Vaccine Campaign

The CDC recommends that teenagers get the COVID-19 vaccine. Children’s developed the Fruitful 2021 campaign in partnership with Nebraska Department of Education’s Healthy Schools Program in order to make it easier for schools to send messages to teens, staff and families on the vaccine.

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Three Magic Words: Free, Available and Protected

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

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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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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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