Pediatric Covid-19 Resources in the Chicago Area

Here at Alzein Pediatrics, we know you have lots of questions about COVID-19 and how it will affect the health of your child – today and for years to come.

All of us here at Alzein Pediatrics, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, urge you to get your eligible children over the age of 5 vaccinated as soon as possible. If you have questions about the vaccine, please click here.

We are here to help with this resource page. The science of COVID-19 is evolving at lightening speed, and frequently new information will correct older information. If you have questions about COVID-19, our telehealth visits are a perfect solution. Please click here to schedule a visit.

We still do not know the long-term effects or impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies or on children of any age so it is imperative that you do all you can to prevent your family from contracting it – including getting your children over the age of 6 months vaccinated as soon as possible. 

The best defenses against contracting COVID-19 for children under the age of 6 months include frequently washing hands for at least 20 seconds in warm water and soap or using an alcohol-based sanitizer, maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from any person who does not live in your home, wearing a mask in all public indoor spaces and when you are in the company of any person who does not live in your home and limiting outings – staying home as much as possible. Make sure your eligible children over the age of 6 months are vaccinated as soon as possible.

Please click on the questions below for answers.

What exactly is COVID-19 and are my kids at risk?

Is it safe to get my children over 6 months vaccinated?

Why would we need to quarantine and how do we do that?

Pregnant Woman and COVID – what we know so far

What about newborns and COVID-19?

Is there COVID-19 in my neighborhood?

What’s the proper way to wear a mask?

Does my child have COVID-19?

Can I breastfeed during COVID-19?

Do my children need to wear masks?

What is MIS-C, a complication of COVID?

Should my child play sports?

What are the latest COVID-19 regulations in Illinois?

What should I tell my teen or college student about COVID-19?

Please have everyone in your family vaccinated against influenza, the flu, this year. The flu is, like COVID-19, a respiratory illness and is likely to cause unforeseen and life-threatening complications if your child contracts both viruses. Last year’s flu shot is no longer protecting your child. Please click here to learn more about why a flu shot is absolutely vital to your child’s health this season – and perhaps for their entire life.  

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