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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources from Children's Hospital Colorado

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Your questions about COVID-19, answered

You’re in the right place. Whether you’re looking for advice or you think your child needs care, we’re here to help.

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Coronavirus hotlines

Both Children’s Colorado and the State have people ready to answer questions about symptoms, vaccines and to help you get care.

Children and COVID-19: debunking the number one myth

You might have heard that children aren’t affected by COVID-19. But is that true? We asked our experts to explain all the ways that the pandemic has impacted children’s health – and what we can do about it. Learn more.

The latest on the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are here. Our pediatric infectious disease expert breaks down the latest on the effort to produce a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine and why we should trust the process.

How to tell if it’s COVID-19

The symptoms of COVID-19, seasonal allergies, the common cold, flu and other viruses can be tough to tell apart. Here's how to tell the difference between each and when to seek care.

What to do when you’re vaccinated but your kids aren't

Are you vaccinated but your kids are not? Learn how to approach social activities safely.

Our pediatric experts in the news

  • 9News
    COVID hospitalizations among Colorado kids rising
    January 04, 2022

    Although children are not a large portion of total COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state, cases and hospitalizations are rising rapidly. Find out what pediatricians are seeing when it comes to reinfection, breakthrough cases and the layers of protection they recommend.

  • Colorado Sun
    Debating whether to vaccinate your kids against COVID? Here are some things to know
    November 23, 2021

    Pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Sam Dominguez breaks down the latest science on children and COVID-19 vaccines. See how the risk of heart inflammation from coronavirus infection compares to the risk from COVID-19 vaccination.

  • KKTV 11
    More than 11,000 kids ages 5 to 11 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Colorado
    November 08, 2021

    In just under a week since the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, more than 11,000 Colorado kids in this age group received their first dose. Governor Jared Polis, Dr. Eric Simoes, our research team and dozens of kids who participated in the trial celebrated on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol. Watch the press conference and hear from two children involved in the historic clinical trial.

Family-friendly advice

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"Our goal is to give parents the information they need to protect their kids effectively. We want to help Colorado children remain as safe and healthy as possible while returning to the activities that they love."
Samuel Dominguez, MD, PhD

Coming together

The generosity of our community is a powerful force. For more than a year now, community members, partners, providers and team members have rallied together to support our patients – and each other.

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Lifting spirits

Join us in thanking our team members for many months on the front line with a “gratitude gram.” We’ll display your message for our hardworking caregivers to see.

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A person squeezes a pink foam ball while donating platelets at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Your support, amplified

As we face a pandemic and a national blood shortage, your support is critical. From treating childhood cancer to providing lifesaving surgery, blood and platelet donors help us maintain enough supply for the kids who need us. A single donation can save or enhance up to five children’s lives.

Learn how to donate

More resources

We’ve rounded up links from local and national health authorities to help you stay informed. For your safety, always follow rules and guidelines set by your local leaders.

Due to the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic, recommendations can change quickly. Please follow all local guidelines and reference CDC and CDPHE for immediate updates on COVID-19.