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Children’s Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health team up on COVID-19 vaccine clinics for kids and families

The locations of the clinics are based on zip code data that indicated a higher vaccination rate among adults, but lower vaccination rates among children ages 5-11.

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses future of pediatric care at U.S. News and World Report webinar

. “How Children’s hospitals can plan for the future of pediatric care and COVID-19” explored what children’s hospitals have learned since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

Tips for families to stay safe on vacation

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are eager to travel and get out of town for a spring break vacation. The good news is the omicron surge has been fading and more parents and kids are vaccinated – making travel safer. If families plan to travel, what steps can they take to balance staying safe and still having fun, relaxing and recharging?

CDC updates COVID-19 vaccine recommended wait time to eight weeks for some groups

On Feb. 22, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines to increase the wait time between the first and second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for some people.

Tips to support your child’s mental health during the pandemic

Kids and families have been through a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help families and give them tips to support their child’s mental health and well-being, we talked with Dr. Sarah Jerstad, clinical director of psychological services at Children’s Minnesota.

Helping kids with the new N95 masking guidelines from the CDC

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares important tips for parents to keep their kids of all ages safely masked in public.

CDC study finds COVID-19 may increase risk of diabetes in children

Pediatricians and other health experts are noticing a concerning trend in kids during the COVID-19 pandemic – an increase in diabetes. We talked with a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Minnesota to help parents understand what new research from the CDC means for their family.

My child has COVID-19! Now what?

My child has COVID-19! Now what? Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answers this question and more.

COVID-19 testing: what you need to know

We are here to help clear up the confusion around testing for you! Below we outline the differences between tests, when you should get tested and where you can get tested.

Children’s Minnesota hosts MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm to commemorate first year of COVID-19 vaccine

Children's Minnesota hosted MDH Commissioner Jan Malcom and other health care leaders as part of the state’s Celebrate Safely campaign, and to mark the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses being administered in the state.