4 Reasons Your Child Needs a Flu Shot
The flu is a common, contagious and potentially dangerous virus. Here’s how the flu shot can keep your family safe and why it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated.
Flu, COVID-19, Cold—What’s the Difference?
Though they have some symptoms in common, here’s how to tell the difference between COVID-19, the flu and the common cold.
When to See a Doctor for Flu Symptoms
The flu is a pesky virus, but it can usually be treated at home with rest and fluids. Here’s how to know when your sick child should be seen by a doctor.
The No. 1 Way to Keep Germs Away
Few things are more effective at preventing the spread of germs than good handwashing. Here’s what to know and how to teach your kids to do it right.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
If your infant or young child’s runny nose and cough turn into trouble breathing, the problem could be RSV, a potentially life-threatening condition.
Staying Up to Date on Immunizations
Vaccines are the safest, best way to protect your child from several serious diseases. Don’t let COVID-19 scare you away from the pediatrician’s office.
How to Fend Off the Flu
The flu is contagious and mutates every year, so having had it in the past won’t protect you. Here’s how to keep safe this year.
Fighting the Flu at Home
Though flu can keep kids sick and bedridden for several days, the good news is you can usually treat them at home. Here’s what to do.
Why Kids With Asthma (Especially) Need a Flu Shot
Because the flu virus attacks the respiratory system, kids with asthma are at higher risk of serious complications from the flu. Here’s how to protect them.
How to Know Your Child’s Too Sick for School
It’s natural for parents to want to send a sniffling child to school. But if your child has these symptoms, it’s best to keep him home.
What Do I Do When My Child Has a Fever?
Fevers in kids can be scary, but they’re not always a cause for alarm. Here’s what to do when your child feels hot and when it’s time to call the doctor.
Safely Return to Sports After a COVID-19 Infection
Is your teen itching to play sports again after having coronavirus? There’s precautions every kid should first take.
Playing Sports After COVID-19 Vaccination
When it comes to keeping teen athletes safe while playing sports during COVID-19, we're here to help. Learn the risks and tips to play safely.
Can the COVID vaccine cause myocarditis?
Heart inflammation can be triggered by the COVID vaccine in very rare cases, most often in teen or young adult males. Yet vaccination benefits still outweigh risks.
How Accurate Are At-Home COVID Tests?
Omicron put COVID tests to the test, but studies show they’re still effective for kids when used correctly.
Get The Facts on the COVID-19 Virus and Vaccines
Children’s set the record straight on how COVID-19 is impacting kids and why vaccination is more important than ever before.
This content is general information and is not specific medical advice. Always consult with a doctor or healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about the health of a child. In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away. Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta team are independent providers and are not our employees.