COVID-19 Vaccines Available For Kids 12+
Patients and the general public can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Nationwide Children’s. Scheduled appointments and walk-ins are available for eligible individuals who are 12 years of age and older.
Masking Guidelines at Nationwide Children’s Locations
Per state and federal guidelines, all patients and visitors must continue wearing masks within health care facilities.
Hospital-provided masks are required for all patients and visitors over age 2 at any Nationwide Children’s Hospital location, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
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Addressing Behavioral Health Concerns in the Primary Care Setting
The pandemic has made parenting even harder, and stress has caused some children to act out or withdraw. Your pediatrician’s office is a great place to go for help.
Why Masks Should Be On Your Back-to-School List This Fall
Many children were hopeful that school would look typical in the fall with no safety measures needed. However, if schools return without safety measures, there is a large risk for an outbreak that may lead to a return to remote learning.
Every Story Matters
“Physical activity impacts all aspects of wellness when it is done the right way. It helps proper growth for our overall development, well-being and happiness. As a physician, I help kids set short and long-term goals so they can heal and get back to having fun.”
“I know everybody by name, know their drinks. And they know me. They remember the flower in my hair - I always wear a flower. I remember a lot of parents, too. I remember their drinks, how long they’ve been gone. I have one parent whose son almost passed away. He recovered from all that and he and his father come back every couple of months and I make him a drink or give him a hug. I’m blessed and thankful for my family, my grandkids especially. I have four grandkids of them. And I’m just thankful for waking up to another day.”
“I think we can reach more people - especially the younger generation and regardless of zip code or where they live - through technology. Some people respond better to giving them a video. Or giving them an app for their phone that helps with self-management and understanding of their disease. It’s up to us as providers and physicians to make accommodations into our patients’ lives. It’s about quality of life and being a source in the community for these folks - somewhere to turn. Because we all want our kids to prosper and do well.”