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​​Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists answer parents' commonly asked health questions.​​


 


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What do I need to know about COVID vaccines for kids age 5-11?1688785/14/2022 9:02:47 AM5/14/2022 9:02:47 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{46F15832-EF9D-4B98-9937-B0D61F055A7A}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
With the baby formula shortage, what should I do if I can't find any?133003ask-the-pediatrician~Shortages of infant formulas due to COVID 19 have occurred in some stores, mostly due to people stockpiling it. Here are tips for families struggling to find infant formula during the COVID-19 outbreak5/13/2022 7:57:08 PM5/13/2022 7:57:08 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{28CBF245-2779-4F8F-93C6-4264532E5C58}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe to buy imported baby formulas online?124833ask-the-pediatrician~In this article, the AAP lists reasons parents should use caution if considering buying imported baby formula online from a third-party vendor.5/11/2022 7:50:16 PM5/11/2022 7:50:16 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{FC82428C-5FAC-44FB-AD61-01C231BED453}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is there a hepatitis outbreak in children?177100ask-the-pediatrician~Public health experts are looking into cases of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) among children that may be associated with a common type of virus. Here's what parents should know. 5/7/2022 9:02:49 AM5/7/2022 9:02:49 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{BFABDD91-7DD9-44AC-9733-CD28126C9E0D}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can telehealth “video visits” be a good option for my child? How do they work?18848ask-the-pediatrician~In certain situations, however, video visits and other telehealth tools used within a child’s medical home can give families increased access to high-quality pediatric services.5/3/2022 12:17:59 AM5/3/2022 12:17:59 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{B60F6539-351D-4536-9FD0-1EFC44784399}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I help my child who has autism spectrum disorder take part in telehealth visits?160057ask-the-pediatrician~Telehealth visits can be a helpful part of your child’s ongoing medical care. There are many ways you can make it easier for your child to participate and ensure the visit goes smoothly.5/2/2022 8:01:20 PM5/2/2022 8:01:20 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{68E247B4-CFE8-416D-8A8D-7F74877D83E2}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine or a booster?90049ask-the-pediatrician~COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are recommended for eligible children and teens.4/28/2022 8:51:27 PM4/28/2022 8:51:27 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{DF150568-1493-40CF-BA9D-711965CD201C}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Should my child still wear a face mask while using public transportation?163377ask-the-pediatrician~Currently, there is no COVID vaccine for kids under age 12. Which means masks are still an important way to protect them. And since unvaccinated children can still transmit the virus to others, mask wearing protects others as well.4/21/2022 9:59:44 PM4/21/2022 9:59:44 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{2889CA8B-E634-45BB-897E-8E88B2CC3788}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My partner and I got COVID-19 vaccines while I was pregnant, but is it safe for our newborn to be around unvaccinated people?168425Getting the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy will protect you--and also help you pass along protective antibodies to your baby. This may reduce your newborn's risk of COVID-19 infection. Still, you should limit your baby's contact with others.4/1/2022 9:00:00 PM4/1/2022 9:00:00 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{9C9A31B1-66CD-40D6-A45B-5120232F3012}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What should I know about the infant formula recall?175745ask-the-pediatrician~Here's what you need to know about the recent recall of some powdered infant formula products that may be contaminated with harmful bacteria. 3/4/2022 9:38:35 PM3/4/2022 9:38:35 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{AFEB67E4-84DE-489E-BC97-D0890824D834}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Do kids who test positive for COVID still need the vaccine, and when can they get it?172152ask-the-pediatrician~Kids should get a COVID vaccine or booster, even if they already had COVID-19. They should get vaccinated as soon as they are recovered from their illness and their isolation period has ended.2/17/2022 5:56:39 PM2/17/2022 5:56:39 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{21E1C7FA-CC51-4E9A-9A5A-AFCBC45DA20B}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Does omicron affect children differently than other COVID variants, and how concerned should I be?127154ask-the-pediatrician~What should parents do if an unvaccinated child is exposed to COVID? And here is why parents should not expose kids to COVID on purpose, even if they are too young for the vaccine.1/22/2022 10:02:16 AM1/22/2022 10:02:16 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{9ABFE7E7-03FB-4215-B79F-FA4B9D1A8C77}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can probiotics help when my child has an infection and needs to take antibiotics?17174Probiotics for children, probiotics for kids, antibiotics and probiotics, prebiotics, probiotics while taking antibiotics, what to eat while taking antibiotics, what to eat after taking antibiotics, probiotics for diarrhea, when to take probiotics, tummy1/19/2022 10:29:00 PM1/19/2022 10:29:00 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{5FD03090-0EF0-490F-982C-FB07D3260FA2}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe for families to travel now?89817ask-the-pediatrician~With COVID-19 vaccines becoming available, some families wonder if it may be safe to travel this spring. Learn why it will likely be safer, and more relaxing, to wait until summer or later in the year.1/12/2022 1:28:59 AM1/12/2022 1:28:59 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{057594DC-82C7-4A45-9BDC-5DE6316A809A}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Does the COVID-19 vaccine protect kids from the omicron and delta variants of the virus?143127ask-the-pediatrician~COVID-19 delta and delta plus variants are infecting kids, which is why everyone eligible should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 1/11/2022 3:53:46 PM1/11/2022 3:53:46 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{EDBE55CE-EBC9-427D-9318-1CE5983083E3}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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