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Carle now scheduling appointments for COVID-19 vaccine available to children 6 months and older

Extensive data and review by experts from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have found both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be safe and effective for this age group to protect against severe infection.

COVID-19 boosters for children ages 5-11 now available at Carle

The population continues to be impacted by the virus, which can cause unanticipated long-term effects and spread to those more vulnerable to severe disease.

COVID-19 vaccine available to children 5-11 at Carle, appointments available

Carle Health supports the recent recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for children ages 5-11 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and will begin scheduling appointments throughout the region.

Answering your questions about school and sport physicals

Neena Tripathy, MD, Pediatrics answers some of the most frequently asked questions about school and sport physicals and how easy it is to schedule them at Carle

PICU expansion keeps children safe in its first year

Carle Health is caring for some of the region’s sickest children at Carle Foundation Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which opened June 1, 2020.

Rare COVID syndrome can have drastic consequences if ignored

Rare childhood syndrome caused by COVID-19 infection can harm children if untreated.

Follow these steps to safely resume playing sports following a COVID-19 infection

After a COVID-19 infection, an athlete should only return to sports practices under the supervision of their healthcare provider. Carle Sports Medicine offers steps to safely resume play.

Children have a new, local option for eye health

Carle Eye department is excited to welcome pediatric ophthalmology back to the community with the addition of Saba Alniemi, MD, Ophthalmology. Children will now have more access to better eye health right in their own back yard.

Tricks to keep your kids and family safe this Halloween

When planning to host or attend a celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel or limit the number of attendees.

New Primary Care Clinic in Olney opens August 31

New clinic offers comprehensive services from local providers in visible, convenient location off Route 130 in Olney.

Mobile Health Clinic brings care directly to young students getting ready for back to school

The Carle mobile team works with local school districts to provide immunizations and physicals.

Preparing for school takes on new meaning amid COVID-19

Follow basic hand hygiene to help keep children healthy. Parents tackle back-to-school plans. Pediatricians can help you prepare your child.

Safely visiting friends and family

The more people you see and for longer periods pose the most risk for the spread of germs this summer.

Keeping your family healthy during COVID-19

With the current stay at home order in place, keeping your family healthy can be a bit more challenging. Hear are a few suggestions.

This holiday season, learn the ABCs of pediatric diabetes 

"Diabetes" might seem like a scary word for parents and caregivers, but it’s quite manageable with the proper care team.

Sound-'waves' of blessing thanks to donors

Donors give big to support the smallest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with new sound-monitoring equipment.

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