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.
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.
The best defenses against contracting COVID-19 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.
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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.