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Ask the Pediatrician: COVID-19 Roundup


Who can parents trust most when it comes to COVID-19 and their children's health?


A pediatrician, of course!

You've got plenty of questions. The internet has loads of answers. Unfortunately, though, there's a lot of misinformation out there. For reliable, evidence-based information, turn to your child's doctor.

Pediatricians just like yours have dedicated their time to answer parents' most pressing questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, you will find credible information that you can trust right here from pediatricians about COVID-19. Browse some of the latest questions and answers:

COVID-19 vaccine & safety

Was the COVID-19 vaccine rushed?
By: Anisa M. Ibrahim, MD, FAAP

What side effects might my child have after a COVID-19 vaccine?
By: Hina J. Talib, MD, FAAP

Does the COVID vaccine affect fertility?
By: Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD, FAAP

Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause myocarditis?
By: Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP

Can my child get a COVID vaccine with their other immunizations?
By: Shaquita Bell, MD, FAAP

Does the COVID-19 vaccine protect kids from variants of the virus like delta and delta plus?
By: Katherine Williamson, MD, FAAP

When kids should get the COVID vaccine

When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?
By: James D. Campbell, MD, MS, FAAP

If my child had COVID already, do they need the vaccine?
By: Shaquita Bell, MD, FAAP

My child is about to turn 12. Which COVID-19 vaccine should they get?
By: James D. Campbell, MD, MS, FAAP

Do I have to pay to vaccinate my child for COVID?
By: Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP

Why is it so important for my kids to get caught up on their childhood immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic?
By: Shaunte Anum-Addo, MD, FAAP

Can children get a COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same visit?
By: Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP

COVID-19 and your family

My partner and I got COVID-19 vaccines while I was pregnant, but is it safe for our newborn to be around unvaccinated people?
By: Shetal Shah MD, FAAP

How can I help my child, who has a developmental disability, cope during COVID-19?
By: Jennifer Poon, MD, FAAP

Should my children take swim lessons if they are too young to get the COVID-19 vaccine yet?
By: Phyllis Agran, MD, FAAP

My children want to have birthday parties with their friends but can't get COVID-19 vaccines yet. Is it safe?
By: Datta Munshi MD, FAAP

Is it safe for families to travel now?
By: Gary Kirkilas, DO, FAAP

During the COVID-19 pandemic, would it be safer to plan a home birth?
By: Kristi L. Watterberg, MD, FAAP

Can we attend holiday gatherings safely with our unvaccinated young children?
By: Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

Can my kids safely hug their grandparents now that they've had the COVID-19 vaccine?
By: Corinn Cross, MD, FAAP

Read more Ask the Pediatrician articles with real questions and answers you can trust from Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists.

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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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