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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:

When kids should get the COVID vaccine

When can kids get a COVID-19 vaccine or a booster​?
By: James D. Campbell, MD, MS, FAAP

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

COVID-19 and your family

Should my child still wear a mask while using public transportation?
By: Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP

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