Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on Jun 30, 2022

Children ages 6 months to 5 years can now get COVID-19 vaccinations. Two vaccines received emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available for children 6 months and older.

Read More

All Topics

Browse by Author

About this Blog

Pediatric News You Can Use From America’s Largest Pediatric Hospital and Research Center

700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

Latest Posts

Young lady

HIV Prevention is Possible

Dec 01, 2021

As we are digging ourselves out from the past two years, refocusing on preventative health care should be a priority. Before we can help prevent HIV acquisition in youth, we must understand what HIV is and how it is transmitted.  Read More

girl wearing pigtails with her hand up to her chin

Emergency Use Authorization vs. Full FDA Approval: What You Need to Know

Nov 02, 2021

Understanding the differences between an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and full FDA approval is very important when making the most informed decisions for your family.
Read More

child laying with their head on a pillow.

What You Should Know About Long COVID

Sep 20, 2021

Medical providers across the nation are seeing an increase in cases of what is being called long, or long-haul COVID. Here is what you need to know about the condition, which refers to cases with continuing symptoms that last beyond a few weeks. Read More

child laying in a hospital bed with an IV in her arm, wearing a scarf around her head.

Infection Prevention After a Bone Marrow Transplant

Jul 28, 2021

A weak immune system makes a patient more vulnerable to infection and taking away medications early to boost the immune system may help prevent or treat infections, but may also raise the risk of GvHD. Read More

Child sitting in bed wearing a headwrap and holding a teddy bear.

Safe Living After a Bone Marrow Transplant

Jul 26, 2021

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT), more commonly known as bone marrow transplantation, is a procedure for used for some patients with cancer, immune deficiencies, or other genetic diseases. Read More

little girl with a Band-Aid on her upper arm, giving a thumbs up with her other hand.

Keeping Children and Adolescents Healthy: The Importance of Vaccines

Jul 12, 2021

Polio. Diphtheria. Mumps. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how deadly and disruptive diseases like these can be. That’s why it’s more important than ever to stay up to date with vaccines. Read More

Male teen standing against a blank wall

COVID-19 Vaccine and Risk for Heart Inflammation in Youth: What Parents Need to Know

Jul 02, 2021

Federal health officials have said that there is a likely association between currently available COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescents and young adults. Here's what you need to know. Read More

child wearing a mask, receiving a vaccine

Preparing Your Child for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Jun 11, 2021

If your child is hesitant to get the vaccine, here are five ways to talk to them about the vaccine, its benefits and how to prepare them for it. Read More