COVID-19 is a scary infection for everyone, but especially for parents who worry about their children. Memphis Children’s Clinic is dedicated to keeping your kids healthy and safe, so we wanted to go over the most recent information with you.
First off, COVID-19 is part of a larger group of coronaviruses we see all the time and usually cause a mild illness. COVID-19 was discovered in December 2019 and has spread throughout the world. The illness can include no symptoms at all, mild illness, and severe illness. As of right now, the elderly or medically fragile seem to be the most vulnerable. Children can get infected with COVID, but thankfully do not have the same chances as adults of developing severe illness. Even if asymptomatic, children can still spread the COVID infection. So, it is still important to follow protective measures (see below).
The symptoms for COVID-19 are:
If your child has these symptoms or was exposed to someone that has COVID-19, call us! MCC Has the ability to provide rapid COVID-19 testing in each or our offices.
Ways to protect your family:
Facemasks are now recommended for 2 years and up!
Kids pay attention to the news so they might be frightened or anxious. As a parent, you should try to filter it and explain it to them in a way they can understand.
Here are some tips:
Keeping ourselves informed is very important, so look for local and national updates. Also look for updates on our website as well as our Facebook page as we get more medical information on COVID-19.