Akron Children’s Quick Care OnlineTM virtual health care service is giving patients and families convenient access to care for common childhood ailments. From the comfort of home or on-the-go, Quick Care Online connects parents to Akron Children’s pediatric providers for virtual visits using voice and video through a compatible mobile phone, tablet or computer from 8 […]
3 Questions answered about the COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisors voted unanimously to approve the use of Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children aged six months to five years old. Dr. Rob McGregor, chief medical officer at Akron Children’s helps answer questions parents may have about the vaccine for this age group. What should parents know about […]
6 Things parents are asking about omicron
The omicron surge has created more questions than answers, especially for parents as they try to navigate ever-changing health advice. Dr. Rob McGregor, chief medical officer at Akron Children’s Hospital answers some common questions about the omicron variant and children. Why is the omicron variant affecting more children than the previous variants? More children have […]
Part 2: Is the COVID-19 vaccine our shot to getting back to some normalcy?
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, […]
Is this our shot to getting back to some normalcy?
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 […]
Meet the recipients of our inaugural NEOMED scholarships
Michelle Pfeffer, a medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), knew that one day she’d likely follow in her mom’s footsteps and become a doctor. But she also wanted to be “anything but a general pediatrician,” expecting well-checks to be boring and monotonous. Her opinion changed once she experienced pediatrics for herself. The daughter […]