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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.

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

  • Colorado Sun
    A small team of clinical research nurses made the Pfizer vaccine trial possible
    October 18, 2021

    There are countless career paths with a nursing degree. One opportunity at Children’s Colorado is the clinical research nursing team. They monitor and track new drugs, treatments and devices. They also meet with patients for hundreds of clinical trials at the hospital. See how the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial for kids 5-11 years old was made possible by this team.

  • NBC Nightly News
    Ask the doc: NBC Nightly News, Kids Edition
    September 30, 2021

    To answer questions from young viewers about COVID-19, Dr. Sam Dominguez, an infectious disease specialist at Children's Colorado, joins Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top medical advisor on the pandemic. Watch kids ask their top questions and hear the experts turn complex answers into simple explanations your kids can understand.

  • 9News
    Colorado kids volunteer arms for Pfizer vaccine
    September 23, 2021

    Aurora 10-year old Kaniya overcame a fear of needles to volunteer her arm for the sake of science. Learn how COVID has affected her family and why she wanted to be a part of history.

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.