Coronavirus Advice for Parents

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Resource for Parents

We know how frightening the spread of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) must be for parents. Get answers to your frequently asked questions in this Q & A with CHOC experts.

What to do if your child needs care during COVID-19

If your child is ill, injured, due for a vaccination, experiencing a mental health issue or a flare up of a chronic condition, what should you do? Contact their pediatrician or specialist? Call a nurse helpline? Visit the emergency department? Follow these recommendations to help you decide where to go for your child’s care.

If you have questions about your child’s health, call our 24/7 Nurse line at

1-844-GET-CHOC

Tips from our Experts

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Dr. Angela Dangvu, a CHOC pediatric expert, answers parents’ commonly asked questions about teenagers and the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Research shows that sometimes after a COVID-19 infection, a patient has a small risk of developing myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, also known as MIS-C, an inflammation of multiple areas of the body.

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When 20-year-old Matthew came down with a mild case of COVID-19 before the holidays, he thought it had run its course. He didn’t expect to end up with MIS-C and in the hospital – much less, the one where his mom had worked for 15 years.

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Health screenings are conducted by members of the CHOC team, and during slower stretches of their shifts, many of the screeners have taken to adding kid-friendly doodles to the small circular stickers worn by patients and families.

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What is is like to be in the NICU during COVID-19? One mom of two recent CHOC NICU graduates shares her family’s story.

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Get answers to your frequently asked COVID-19 questions in this Q&A with CHOC infectious disease experts.

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