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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.

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

  • KKTV 11
    More than 11,000 kids ages 5 to 11 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Colorado
    November 09, 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.

  • USA Today
    What to know about COVID-19 vaccines and children
    November 01, 2021

    Get the skinny on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11. Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Children’s Colorado, explains why it’s important for kids to be vaccinated as pediatricians, children’s hospitals and public health agencies prepare to roll out the vaccines for kids nationwide.

  • 7News
    Clinics open for kids’ 5-11 COVID-19 vaccinations
    October 29, 2021

    Children’s Colorado is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to kids aged 5 to 11 at mass vaccination clinics in the Denver area and in Colorado Springs. Learn more.

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.