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:

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 who qualify. You may call our office  at (402)465-5600 to schedule an appointment. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is also available at local pharmacies and through LLCHD. You may register for the LLCHD vaccine clinic here.  You can find a vaccine at a pharmacy by going to vaccines.gov.

Patients 12 years and up qualify for COVID-19 vaccination.  Contraindications include allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polysorbate.

Patients 12-17 must receive the Pfizer vaccination as it is the only vaccine indicated for patients in that age group.  The Pfizer vaccine is a 2 vaccine series separated by 3 weeks.

Patients 18 and older may receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

  • Moderna is a 2 vaccine series separated by 4 weeks.
  • Johnson and Johnson is a single dose vaccine. Due to the very rare (less than 1 in 1million) risk of a rare form of blood clot, women ages 18-50 should receive an alternative to the J&J vaccine if one is available to them.

 

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

CDC:

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/adolescents.html

 AAP: 

The Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine

www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/The-Science-Behind-the-COVID-19-Vaccine-Parent-FAQs.aspx

 Getting Your Child Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine

www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Getting-Your-Child-Ready-for-the-COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx