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Will our kids struggle to socialize after COVID-19?

We talked with Dr. Pamela Niksich, medical director of Children’s Minnesota, West St. Paul clinic, and Baylee Zittlow, nurse practitioner in the Adolescent Health Clinic at Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, about this common concern amongst parents.

Healthy habits during COVID-19: keeping your kids on track for a healthy lifestyle

Dr. Pamela Niksich, medical director of Children’s Minnesota, West St. Paul clinic, and Baylee Zittlow, nurse practitioner in the Adolescent Health Clinic at Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, give tips to maintaining healthy habits and routines while at home during COVID-19.

Coming out as LGBTQ during COVID-19: what’s different?

For kids who have a validating home environment and supportive relationships with family members, this may be an opportunity to explore their identity, experiment with gender expression at home, and share name and pronouns.

COVID-19 vaccines and antibiotics: answers to new common questions

As distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine continues around the world, many people have questions— including whether the vaccine affects antibiotics.

Minnesota vaccine eligibility now includes people aged 16+, March 30

Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now includes all people aged 16 years and older starting on March 30, 2021.

Some Children’s Minnesota clinics re-opening walk-in care

We now have six clinics that offer walk-in care to help your child receive care for injury and illness or to get a COVID-19 test. A visit with a provider is required as part of the COVID-19 testing. Walk-in care is typically available during regular office hours.

What it’s like being a high school junior in a pandemic

Hear from Michelle Ramierez Armendariz, Children’s Minnesota Marketing and Communications intern and high school junior, about her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about high-risk kids (ages 16+) and the COVID-19 vaccine

In March 2021, Governor Tim Walz announced that the Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine supply is slowly increasing. This means, teenagers aged 16 years and older, who also have certain high-risk conditions (such as Down syndrome, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, etc.) are now eligible to be vaccinated.

What expecting moms should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, you might have a lot of questions—especially if you are pregnant or may become pregnant soon.

Heart disease and COVID-19: what parents need to know

We talked with Dr. Bradford Chu, pediatric and fetal cardiologist at Children’s Minnesota and the Children’s Heart Clinic, about how COVID-19 may affect kids with heart disease and how parents can help.