Many things are running through a parent’s mind this time of year. Back-to-school chaos and excitement are beginning, but a simple checklist can keep everyone on track and set the tone for the year – parents and kids alike. Pediatrician Jennifer Dwyer shares how her family is getting ready for a healthy, safe and happy start to the school year.
The reasons for keeping your teen’s COVID-19 vaccination card go beyond just fodder for posting selfies on social media. Proof of your child’s vaccination status could be important for future social activities, medical reasons and even streamlining potential booster shots. Whether it’s attending in-person class on campus, entertainment venues or traveling, proof of your children’s […]
Dr. Rob McGregor, the hospital’s chief medical officer, sheds light on what the COVID-19 vaccinations mean for families, who they protect and whether getting our lives back is on the horizon. Should teens get the vaccine? Yes. The vaccine is much safer than COVID-19. With the vaccine, kids risk short-term side effects. Without the vaccine, […]
Akron Children’s pediatricians are here to help you navigate these challenging times. They can offer the latest clinical guidance and answers to common questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine to help you make the best decisions for your family. After all, parenting is hard enough without a pandemic. Below are the most common questions our […]
Earlier this month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state of Ohio would lower the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to all children 16 and older on Monday, March 29. With almost 15% of the population fully vaccinated and nearly 25% with at least one shot — and the numbers climbing daily — is this our […]
The information in this post was updated at the time of publishing. Details are changing. Be sure to check back frequently for updates. As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues, many parents are eager to learn when more vaccines will become available to others, especially their children. Dr. Eric Robinette, infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s […]