With recent news that Pfizer-BioNTech has delayed its submission of data to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and is possibly considering a 3-dose regimen of the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age, you may be wondering if your young child should receive it. Akron Children’s wants parents to have the […]
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 […]
What’s on your back-to-school checklist?
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.
Your teen is vaccinated. What should you do with their card?
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 […]
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, […]
Common questions about COVID-19 that parents are asking pediatricians
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 […]
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