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

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.

How to tell if it’s COVID-19, RSV or something else

The symptoms of RSV, 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.

Supporting youth mental health during the pandemic

After having their lives disrupted by uncertainty, isolation and school closures during the pandemic, kids and teens have in many ways returned to normal life. But that doesn’t mean they feel – or that life is – “normal.” Here's how you can support your child or teen during another uncertain year.

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.

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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

Our pediatric experts in the news

  • 5280
    What you need to know about kids and the COVID-19 vaccines
    May 26, 2021

    Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for kids 12 and over. 5280 Magazine talked with Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease expert, about shot distribution, the reasons kids should be inoculated and how to understand vaccine efficacy. Read his take,

  • NPR
    Kids, teens and COVID-19 vaccines
    May 12, 2021

    Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is now recommended for adolescents and teens 12 and older. Listen to an in-depth conversation with Dr. Sean O'Leary about results of the clinical trials – and learn why parents don't need to wait to protect eligible kids.

  • Colorado Public Radio
    What the Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause means for families
    April 16, 2021

    In April, the Food and Drug Administration and CDC recommended pausing distribution of the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Dr. Sean O’Leary spoke with CPR News about why the pause is an important step in the vaccine safety process. Read more about the proactive pause and what to do if you have questions.

Family-friendly advice

Coming together

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

Your support, amplified

As we face a national blood-supply 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.