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

Young girl wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

  • CNN
    What are the COVID vaccine side effects in young kids?
    June 20, 2022

    With COVID-19 vaccines available to children as young as 6 months, doctors are fielding questions from parents. Dr. Suchitra Rao, an infectious disease specialist, says it's important to keep in mind that COVID-19 is now one of the vaccine-preventable diseases with the highest mortality rate. Learn more.

  • ABC News
    Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Talk to your doctor
    June 03, 2022

    According to CDC data, only 35.9% of children 5 to 11 have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Pediatric emergency medicine specialist Dr. Lalit Bajaj and his colleagues are sharing expert information to reassure parents. Learn more.

  • ABC News
    Pediatrician answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5
    May 24, 2022

    With the Food and Drug Administration set to meet in June to review data from both Pfizer and Moderna, a COVID-19 vaccine could be widely available to everyone in the U.S. ages 6 months and older by July. Pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Sean O'Leary explains the latest for Good Morning America. Watch now.

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.