To stay safe during the pandemic, 8-year-old Sam's family has had to keep their social interactions very limited. His battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia means he's more likely to become seriously sick if he got COVID-19. For the family, a vaccine for kids like Sam means a return to seeing family and friends without as much worry.
The CDC approved the FDA's emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow kids ages 12 years and older to get a single booster dose, and more.
Nico Wyrobek’s household is full – she and her husband have seven kids who keep them busy. While three are adults who are out of the house and have long since been vaccinated against COVID-19, the family still has four young children who have yet to be eligible for the vaccine. Nico talks about the struggles her family has faced during the pandemic and why her young kids can't wait for their turn to finally get their shots.
Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, provides tips to handle separation anxiety with kids and parents.
Here are some answers to common questions to help you decide to get your child or yourself vaccinated against COVID-19.
Here’s a helpful summary of the most important things you should know as you prepare your family to head back to school.
Children’s Minnesota is joining eight local health care organizations in requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for employees, professional staff, volunteers and contractors. The requirement will go into effect no sooner than Sept. 7, 2021, and will include some medical and religious exemptions.
We talked with Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, about how families can navigate the potential risk of the delta variant.
We talked with Dory Baker, nurse practitioner in the Children’s Minnesota Asthma Clinic, about tips for kids with asthma going back to school in person this year.
“The vaccine was the light at the end of the tunnel after almost 16 months. Kali just wants to be a kid and not be home all day.”