Posted by: Lindsay Schwartz on Oct 28, 2020


These days, more and more children are being tested for COVID-19. The 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.

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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.

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