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Children’s Minnesota expert co-authors new CDC study examining effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine in preventing hospitalization and illness among kids ages 5-17

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine to protect non-immunocompromised kids between ages 5-17 from COVID-19-related hospitalizations, and Emergency Department and Urgent Care visits.

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.

Children’s Minnesota manager of health equity joins Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact

Adriene Thornton, MAOM, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, manager of health equity at Children’s Minnesota, joined Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact.

Children’s Minnesota’s volunteer helpers featured on KSTP-TV

Children’s Minnesota’s volunteer helpers made headlines this week on KSTP-TV for donating their time to help support our clinical staff and patient families.

Children’s Minnesota expert co-authors CDC study examining COVID-19 boosters’ impact on Omicron/Delta variant hospitalizations

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details how effective COVID-19 boosters are for adults at preventing COVID-related hospitalizations, and emergency department and urgent care visits nationwide.

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.

Bronchiolitis: the other respiratory illness surging in children during the COVID-19 pandemic

In their podcast, Guidelines with Gabi: Something Old, Something New, Lots of Kids Needing O2: Update in Bronchiolitis, Drs. Gabi Hester and Nadia Maccabee-Ryaboy discuss the influx of bronchiolitis cases they’ve seen at Children’s Minnesota along with methods of treatment, possible coexisting infections and promising research on the horizon.

Children’s Minnesota Chief Nursing Officer accepts inaugural Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award on behalf of Minnesota frontline health care heroes

Congratulations to all Minnesota frontline health care workers for receiving the 2021 Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award. Caroline Njau, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Children’s Minnesota, accepted the award on behalf of every frontline health care worker statewide. This recognition honors Minnesota’s health care heroes’ service and sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.