COVID Information

COVID vaccines have been extensively studied, tested and used around the world.

Getting a vaccination is a safer and more dependable way to build immunity to COVID-19 than getting sick with COVID-19. In addition to being the best way to be protected, vaccination also decreases the risk of re-infection.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for children 6 months and older.
  • Getting vaccinated can help protect children against COVID-19.
  • Some children may have mild and temporary side effects after COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Children receive a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults, based on age, not on a child’s size or weight.
  • Children who have already had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated for added protection.
  • Children can safely receive other vaccines the same day they receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Stay up to date! Routine vaccination is an important preventive care service that should not be delayed.

COVID-19 is still a leading cause of death in children and there can be significant mental health impacts on children when they bring COVID-19 home to their families.



Because our top priority is the safety and health of our patients and families, employees, physicians and community, Driscoll asks that you please wear a mask if you’ve had:

  • Positive COVID-19 test in the past 10 days
  • Any symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath
  • Contact with someone infected with COVID-19 in the past 10 days

Most fever, cough, and cold symptoms can be managed at home with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, Motrin and oral hydration fluids like Pedialyte. However, we encourage you to bring your child to the Emergency Department if:

  •        Child  is having difficulty breathing
  •        Child is dehydrated (crying without tears, infrequent urination)
  •        Child is overly drowsy or hard to wake

Fever (a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees) in babies less than 3 months old should prompt you to call your primary care physician or bring your child to the Emergency Department.