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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.

Coronavirus hotlines

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

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.

Our pediatric experts in the news

  • CNN
    When can children under 5 be vaccinated against COVID-19?
    February 01, 2022

    Regulators are waiting for data on Pfizer's trial of a three-dose regimen before moving forward with the COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 5. Infectious disease expert Dr. Sean O'Leary helps explain the process and possible timeline for this age group's access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • 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.

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.

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.

Send a message


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.