COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 Testing:

Our telephone triage nurses can help you determine if your child should be tested for COVID-19.Call our office (402)465-5600 and choose option 6. You may also read recommendations here.

Tests to determine if your child has COVID 19 are available at Complete Children’s Health and other places in the community.

Other testing resources in our community are listed here.

 COVID-19 Vaccination:

Updated 9/22/2022

COVID-19 Vaccination is safe and effective and strongly recommended by the physicians at Complete Children’s Health.

 

 

Vaccine Appointments at CCH:

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available at all well visits.
  • We have a limited number of nurse visit appointments for vaccines.
  • Families are encouraged to take advantage of community resources (see below) for COVID-19 vaccination for children 3 years and older.

 

What vaccines are recommended for children and adolescents?

  • Everyone 6 months of age and up should receive a primary vaccine series.
  • Everyone 5 up to 12 years of age should receive a MONOVALENT booster vaccine.
  • Everyone 12 years of age and up should receive a BIVALENTbooster vaccine even if they already had a booster with the original monovalent vaccine.  This booster may be given 2 months or longer after their last COVID vaccination.

 

COVID Vaccines available at CCH:

 

Primary (MONOVALENT) series (recommended for all individuals 6 months and older):

  • 6 months to 5 years of age:CCH has Moderna vaccine available.  The primary series consists of 2 vaccines at least 4 weeks apart.  Immunocompromised individuals may need a 3rd vaccine as a part of their primary series.
  • 5 years of age and up:CCH has Pfizer vaccine available.  The primary series consists of 2 vaccines at least 3 weeks apart.  Immunocompromised individuals may need a 3rd vaccine as a part of their primary series.

 

Pfizer (MONOVALENT) Boosters (given after completing the primary series—recommended for all individuals 5 years up to 12 years of age):

  • 5 years to 12 years of age that received PFIZER vaccine as their original series

 

Pfizer (BIVALENT) Boosters (given after completing the primary series—recommended for all individuals 12 years of age and up):

  • 12 years of age and up

 

 

COVID Vaccines NOT available at CCH (can be obtained by going to vaccines.gov):

  • Pfizer primary series vaccine for 6 months to 5 years.
  • Moderna primary series vaccines for 5 years of age and up.
  • Moderna booster vaccine for patients 5 to 12 years of age.
  • Moderna bivalent booster vaccine for patients 18 years of age and up.
  • Johnson and Johnson Vaccine
  • Novavax Vaccine

Community Resources for Vaccination:

Retail pharmacies are offering COVID vaccine for children 3 years and older.  To find a location near you go to vaccines.gov

The Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

 

General Information about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Adolescents:

 

COVID-19 Vaccination is safe and effective and strongly recommended by the physicians at Complete Children’s Health.  Children and adolescents are at risk of severe COVID-19 and complications from infection.  Those ages 6 months to 4 years of age are at higher risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 than other pediatric age groups.  SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents may cause complications including MIS-C and Long COVID.  In addition, COVID-19 infection leads to prolonged absences from school, work, and activities.  Vaccination lessens the likelihood of infection and prevents severe illness and both acute and chronic complications.

 

For more information regarding who should get the vaccine and answers to common questions regarding the vaccine please go to…

AAP: 

What Parents should know about COVID vaccine for children under 5 years

COVID-19 Vaccines for 6 months and older, FAQ for families

The Science behind the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting your child ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine

 

CDC:  

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Why Vaccinate Children and Teens?

COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Teens with Disabilities

Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine in Children & Teens

 

Determine if you or your child is eligible for a booster:  COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters