COVID-19 Vaccines for Patients
Beginning February 15, patients with select underlying medical conditions, as defined by Ohio Department of Health guidelines, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Nationwide Children’s has not received vaccine allocation for eligible patients. We are not able to offer vaccine appointments at this time.
Patients who meet the Ohio Department of Health criteria are encouraged to contact their local health department, community pharmacy or other vaccine provider to schedule a vaccine appointment.
Preparing Kids for COVID-19 Swabs
The COVID-19 swab is different from anything many of us have ever experienced, and advance preparation can help make the test less scary for kids. Here are some tips for parents.
When Can My Child Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?
With the initial distribution phase of COVID-19 vaccines now occurring in Ohio, many parents are asking when their children can be vaccinated.
Why Masks Are Important, Even After Having COVID-19
If you or someone you know has had COVID-19, you’ve probably heard that you are immune after recovery for at least a short period of time. So, you may be wondering, during this period, should you still wear a mask? The answer is yes.
Every Story Matters
“Seeing how hard my staff work for our patients is truly a blessing. For the longest time, we were the only partial hospitalization level of care on the behavioral health service line. To see how families transition from all our levels of care down to a patient going off to college and being successful is a great feeling.”
“I remember a little baby that received a heart transplant. She had the brightest blue eyes. I remember waiting every day whether the heart would come for her or not and it was looking very grim for this little girl. But I remember getting the phone call from the family: 'The heart’s on the way, they’re doing the surgery tonight.'”
“Science greatly benefits from diverse representation and the perspective women bring. While much progress has been made, we have yet to achieve true representation of women in academic medicine. I want to acknowledge the women of science who made my entry into the field possible. Among their many accomplishments, they opened the door to representation. That door can only remain open if women continue contributing to the field.”