COVID-19 & Kids
How Is COVID-19 Different in Kids?
The vast majority of people who have been infected with COVID-19 have been over the age of 18, but it can affect babies and children of all ages.
What increases the risk of COVID-19 in Children?
Children with lung disease, heart disease or a weakened immune system are at increased risk for complications with a COVID-19 infection. They need care that’s designed just for their special needs.
As the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health has created unique testing and specialty care clinics to help keep children healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. We developed our own test to diagnose children with the SARS-CoV2 virus and special clinics to treat children with the COVID-19 disease and those who experience long-COVID symptoms.
Pediatric Coronavirus Care
Our experts are here to help you when your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and if those symptoms turn into long COVID.
Come to our Immediate Care clinic if your child has COVID-19 symptoms or is experiencing complications with those symptoms. Our clinic is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., no appointment is needed.
The National Jewish Health for Kids COVID-19 Assessment Program (CAP) can address the longer-lasting physical and emotional symptoms of the COVID in kids. These symptoms can include persistent shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, depression and deconditioning. The CAP program offers evaluation and treatment from a multispecialty team with the goal to help each child return to normal functions at home and school and in social interactions and recreational activities. Make an appointment here.
National Jewish Health offers vaccines for children. Learn more here.
The information on our website is medically reviewed and accurate at the time of publication. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, information may have since changed. CDC.gov and your state’s health department may offer additional guidance.