Akron Children’s Hospital is making flu shots available in a variety of settings and formats to make it convenient for children to get protected during the upcoming influenza season. Some settings allow for the whole family to get vaccinated together. According to Dr. Eric Robinette, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s, each year’s […]
The new COVID-19 bivalent booster: What parents should know
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the COVID vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older and the booster for anyone who is eligible. Making sense of it all can be challenging. Dr. Eric Robinette, pediatric infectious disease physician, explains. What is the new booster? The new booster for patients 12 and up is […]
What families should know about BA.5
The dominant strain of COVID is now BA.5. It’s a subvariant of Omicron and it’s accounting for the majority of cases across the country. While BA.5 is less severe than previous variants, like Delta or the original strain of COVID, it’s still something parents need to keep an eye on. Here’s what you should […]
Is the COVID-19 vaccine the answer to getting back to normalcy?
Over the past year, COVID-19 has disrupted just about every aspect of our lives — from virtual school to work-at-home orders to canceled social and sporting events. So it’s no surprise many families are desperate to get their lives back to some form of normalcy in this New Year. With millions of vaccinations being distributed […]
The delta variant and kids: What parents need to know
The delta variant has become the predominant cause of COVID-19 infection in Ohio and throughout the country. With cases and hospitalizations on the rise locally, our children are vulnerable to infection. Dr. Eric Robinette, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s, answers parents’ questions about the COVID-19 delta variant and insights into how close […]
Doctors address parents’ COVID-19 vaccine concerns in young kids during panel discussion
Are you wondering if your child should receive the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine? As children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive it, we want parents to have all the information they need. Critical care physicians Drs. Michael Bigham and Michael Forbes, and infectious disease physician Dr. Eric Robinette recently participated in a […]
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