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2022
May
17,
2022
| 16:27 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for children ages 5 to 11. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to share ...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to authorize its COVID vaccine for children from 6 months old to 6 years old. If the FDA approves, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Contr...
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March
16,
2022
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
Sonji Gentry rarely leaves home with her 9-year-old twin boys, Hayden and Morgan. And that was true even before the pandemic. The risk of exposing Morgan, who is medically fragile, to viruses and illnesses circulating within the community is too grea...
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February
13,
2022
| 23:02 PM America/Chicago
UPDATEThe Food and Drug Administration now says it will wait for Pfizer and its partner, BioNTech, to release data on how well three doses of the vaccine works for children under 5.The reversal by federal regulators was announced Friday, Feb. 11, aft...
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January
17,
2022
| 13:43 PM America/Chicago
You might notice something new from Cook Children's on local TV.  We've launched several PSAs regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and children ages 5-11. Cook Children's physicians and Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker tell us why they support COVID-19 vacci...
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January
05,
2022
| 08:15 AM America/Chicago
Pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocketed this past week, with Cook Children’s Medical Center reporting one-in-three children tested turning up positive—all less than a month after the first omicron case was reported in North Texas.Positive cases now acco...
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2021
November
10,
2021
| 14:43 PM America/Chicago
Now that children as young as 5 can get the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, parents might be wondering how to make the shot as smooth and painless as possible.It’s not uncommon for kids to be nervous about needles. So the experts at Cook Children’s offer...
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November
03,
2021
| 08:37 AM America/Chicago
Now that the CDC has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11, here are my predictions as to what will happen:One-third of you will RUN, not walk, to get it.One-third of you will absolutely refuse it, for varying reasons.One-thir...
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October
25,
2021
| 15:09 PM America/Chicago
After months of careful research and review, a COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for children ages 5-11 as soon as next week. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Oct. 26, to consider the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for t...
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August
23,
2021
| 13:38 PM America/Chicago
What does the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine mean?Today’s announcement means the public can be very confident that this vaccine is safe, effective and meets the highest standards for manufacturing quality. Since becoming avail...
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August
20,
2021
| 09:44 AM America/Chicago
Shanna Combs, M.D., pediatric gynecologist, answers your questions.As parents, we want to make the best decisions for our baby. We’ve been asked a lot lately if it’s safe for pregnant women, or women planning on becoming pregnant, to get the COVID-19...
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August
04,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is taking a swing at COVID-19 by requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated by noon on Sept. 27.This means all employees, physicians, providers, credentialed staff, students, volunteers, contractors and on-site ...
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August
04,
2021
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System announced today it is instituting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Every Cook Children’s employee, physician, provider, credentialed staff, student, volunteer, contractor and on-site vendor will be required ...
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July
12,
2021
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
One of the most common questions our experts hear is, “Why do I need to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve already had COVID?”It’s a good question and one that Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., medical director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s und...
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July
07,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
A new webinar series called “What’s Driving Your Decision?” takes on the myths and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to spread accurate, understandable information.The Center for Children’s Health, led by Cook Children’s, developed the se...
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June
09,
2021
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
At every exam with Dr. Jason Terk, the Cook Children’s pediatrician makes a point to ask his teenage and 12-year-old patients: Have you gotten your COVID-19 vaccination yet?Dr. Terk routinely addresses questions and concerns about the vaccination, wh...
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May
10,
2021
| 17:29 PM America/Chicago
The Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 years old. The announcement comes as the rate of vaccinations across North Texas and the U.S. have slowed. The ...
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April
09,
2021
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
*Updated April 13, 2021*Pfizer-BioNTech recently released information regarding their COVID-19 vaccine being safe and effective for children 12 to 15. The vaccine is currently available for use in those 16 and older based on previous trials and is ap...
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February
04,
2021
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
If you plan to host a Super Bowl party, you might want to think again. Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise against gathering with people outside of your household this year due to COVID-19. Still, many pe...
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January
26,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
If you're a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when it comes to giving it to your children. There are two vaccines currently available that have been approved for emergency use by the Federal Drug Admini...
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January
06,
2021
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
In the spring of 1943, 16-year-old Clarabele "Pit" Dodson had one concern on her mind – getting a tan. She had just graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and was attending one of the many pool parties being held by local teens.“Eve...
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January
05,
2021
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has started the process of administering the second and final dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.Staff members share how it feels to be completely vaccinated. ...
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2020
December
23,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Revised: Dec. 31, 2020We know that you have many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and when it will be available for children. Information is changing rapidly, but we want to do our best to answer your questions with what we know so far.About the ...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:19 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. When I heard that the COVID-19 vaccine had received authorization for emergency use, I was happy, full of hope and anticipation. Last week, I began seeing many colleagues in other cities posting their comments while receiv...
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December
07,
2020
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Christi Thornhill’s willingness to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination trial was driven by both a professional and personal conviction. As a seasoned nurse practitioner and director of trauma services at Cook Children’s Medical Center, she thought ...
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April
02,
2020
| 02:58 AM America/Chicago
Is there a vaccine for COVID-19? What treatments are available? There is currently no vaccine available for COVID-19. Studies are currently underway, but they are in the very early stages and there is no clear timeline for when it will be availabl...
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2019
August
28,
2019
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
By Alice Phillips, M.D. As a pediatrician, I have been lucky to practice medicine in the post-vaccine era. Although I have watched kids struggle with whooping cough, meningitis, mumps and pneumonia, I am happy to say I have never seen many of the ...
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August
07,
2019
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
In the summer of 1990 I was about to turn 17 and preparing for my senior year of high school. I was enrolled in Drivers Ed and thinking about which colleges I should apply. All normal events in any teenage life. Except that summer, my 22-year old sis...
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June
13,
2019
| 15:34 PM America/Chicago
“Is it safe to go to the park?” “Can we go to the mall?” Alice Phillips, M.D., a Cook Children’s pediatrician in Fort Worth – Cityview, hears the worry in the voices of many of her patient families. They’re afraid their child may contract measles ...
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May
16,
2019
| 09:39 AM America/Chicago
Although she wouldn’t call herself “100% anti-vax” at the time, Amanda Carroll declined to give her first-born son his hepatitis B vaccine at birth. With the next group of shots scheduled at his 2-month checkup, Amanda and her husband weren’t so s...
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