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Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get a common illness like strep throat or an ear infection during childhood. Learn all about the different infectious diseases and viruses and how to protect your child at every stage of development.

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What Parents Should Know About RSV Prevention for Infants

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common and potentially dangerous virus that affects almost all infants and young children before the age of two. Now, there is a single-dose immunization that helps in the fight against RSV for infants younger than 19 months of age: Nirsevimab.

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Parechovirus: What You Need to Know

Infectious Diseases physicians Ami Patel, MD, and Larry Kociolek, MD, MSCI, answer frequently asked questions about parechovirus.

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Vaccine Schedule for Children & Adolescents

Learn about the recommended childhood vaccines and immunizations for kids throughout development and some vaccination frequently asked questions.

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What You Need to Know About Mumps

Mumps is usually spread through droplets, which means it can be spread when someone coughs, sneezes or talks to you. 

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Measles in Kids: Symptoms & Prevention

The recent measles outbreak has many parents and caregivers concerned. Dr. Ken Polin shares what you need to know about measles in kids.

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Monkeypox in Kids: What Parents Need to Know

Learn more about monkeypox and how children can contract it. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Our infectious diseases experts answer common questions, concerns and misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 6 months to 4 years old.

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What to Know About Adenovirus and Acute Hepatitis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating recent cases of children with hepatitis who also tested positive for adenovirus. 

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What Does Endemic Mean? And Are We There Yet with COVID-19?

Dr. Larry Kociolek answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19’s endemic stage and new variants.

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FAQ: Omicron Variant and Children and What to Do if Your Child Tests Positive

Find out more about the COVID-19 Omicron variant and how to manage it with kids. 

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Boosters, Omicron and Kids

Our Infectious Diseases experts answer frequently asked questions about boosters, Omicron and celebrating the holidays.

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Tips For How To Prepare Your Child for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Becca Mitsos, Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), shares some simple tips and reminders to help make your child’s COVID-19 vaccine as easy as possible.

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