Vaccination against COVID-19 has been a welcome relief for many adults around the world who have been lucky enough to easily access the shot. But if you’re a vaccinated parent and have unvaccinated kids who aren’t yet protected, you’re probably wondering what activities are safe for your family. Can you go back to work without unknowingly bringing home the virus? Can your kids come to an outdoor restaurant with you, or take a plane for vacation? And what should you do about that epic family reunion your unvaccinated aunt is planning with your 20 cousins and centenarian grandmother?
My 4 year old daughter was upset and said she wants to "go away forever." How should I respond to suicidal ideation or comments at this young age? Concerned Parent. I want to start with empathy for you, and how hard that was to hear from your daughter. Any comment that hints at a possibility of our child wanting to die hurts a parent's heart. This topic of utmost importance does not get discussed as much as it should, so thank you for bringing it up.
Illinois StatePosted byABC 7 Chicago
New York City, NYPosted byIBTimes
A New York sleepaway camp was the site of a COVID outbreak, where 31 campers under the age of 12 tested positive for COVID-19, but none of the campers older than 12, who were vaccinated, did. Camp Pontiac in Copake, New York, identified its first positive COVID test result from...
President Joe Biden continues to talk about how much his administration “follows the science.” Yet in spite of the science, the media panic over the delta variant is driving him back into the arms of clearly unnecessary mask mandates. The rejection of science and rationality is most prominent in the...
Tennessee StatePosted byThe Hill
Tennessee is resuming almost all of its adolescent vaccine advocacy efforts, a top health official announced on Friday, following backlash for the state's reported plans to suspend outreach. Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey told reporters that the state will return to promoting all vaccines for children and hosting vaccination events...
'They Don't Want This To Happen To Other Children, Other Families In Iowa' — Pediatricians Discuss Kids, COVID-19 And Vaccines
Between school, childcare, sports, family and everything else — every child in this country has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to the virus itself, we've learned a lot in the past year about how it affects kids and passes between children and others, and we're learning more all the time.
Illinois StatePosted byChicago Parents
You know the feeling: The worry usually sets in during the fast walk from the nature hike to your car or when your child returns to the house after day camp. You diligently scan their arms and legs and look for any signs of discomfort on their face. That’s when you see it — those dreaded red bumps.
The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended authorizing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18. The EU drug regulator said research in more than 3,700 children aged 12 to 17 showed that the Moderna vaccine—already given...
The European Medicines Agency has approved use of Moderna's Covid vaccine for children aged between 12 and 17. It is the second Covid jab to be approved for adolescents by the EU's medicines authority - in May, the Pfizer-BioNTech one got the go-ahead. The US-made Moderna jab requires two doses,...
Ohio StateNBC4 Columbus
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – As the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps through Ohio, data shows younger people are making up a larger share of cases because their age groups are the state’s least vaccinated. “From October to December 2020, on average, only 12% of Ohio’s COVID-19 cases occurred among...
Saint Paul, MNPosted byPaula Carlsen
SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Human Services has announced that Mental Health Awareness will return to the State Fair in 2021. The event will take place in Dan Patch Park, which is adjacent to the Grandstand, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m on August 30 and is free with fair admission.
DES MOINES — Iowa couples delivered the fewest babies last year since the state began keeping track in 1915 — a disturbing decline brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic that also pushed deaths to a yearly high. According to preliminary numbers issued by the state Department of Public Health, live...
Diseases & TreatmentsSFGate
(BPT) - Getting back into the swing of things for this year’s return to school may be a challenge after more than 18 months away, and even more so for children living with ADHD. But caregiver concerns about ADHD are not just limited to the school year. Some parents and/or caregivers opt for a “medication vacation” or “drug holiday” to give their children a break from treatment during the summer.
A minimum of 1.5 million children across 21 countries dealt with the loss of a parent or grandparent due to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 2020 to April 2021, a new study has revealed. Experts from a combined team of researchers -- from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...