Fort Worth, Texas,
02
April
2020
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09:58 AM
America/Chicago

Is There a Vaccine for COVID-19 (the coronavirus)?

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 available.

Treatment for COVID-19 in children is mostly supportive. Making sure that they are drinking well and not having trouble breathing are the two major things you can do to help your child. Novel treatments such as antivirals and other medications are being studied, but it is not clear when those will be available for treatment-especially in children.

Get to know Justin Smith, M.D.

Justin Smith, M.D., is a pediatrician in Trophy Club  and the Medical Advisor for Digital Health for Cook Children's in Fort Worth, Texas. He has an active community on both Facebook and Twitter as @TheDocSmitty and writes weekly for Cook Children's checkupnewsroom.com. He believes that strategic use of social media and technology by pediatricians to connect with families can deepen their relationship and provide a new level of convenience for both of their busy lifestyles. Dr. Smith’s innovative pediatric clinic, a pediatric clinic “designed by you,” open now. Click to learn more. To make an appointment, call 817-347-8100.

 

 

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