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 6/24/2022

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

In cooperation with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), Complete Children’s health is offering COVID-19 vaccines to patients 6 months of age and up.  Currently we are providing Moderna Vaccine for patients 6 months to 5 years of age and Pfizer vaccine for patients 5 years and up.

Vaccine Appointments at CCH: 

COVID-19 vaccines are offered at all well visits. We have a limited number of nurse visit appointments for vaccines.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of community resources for COVID-19 vaccination for children 3 years and older.  Children under 3 years of age have limited access to COVID-19 vaccination due to their young age and special needs.  Currently we are focusing our staffing resources on providing vaccines for children under 3 years of age as well as children with special healthcare needs.  We are working with our community partners to offer larger scale vaccine clinics and will provide updates as new information becomes available. We are excited that a vaccine for those under 5 years of age is finally available for our youngest patients and appreciate your understanding as we tackle safely vaccinating a large population of very special patients.

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 is hosting vaccine clinics by appointment for all ages. For patients 5 and up click here.  For patients under age 5 click here.

 

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