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Keep Children Healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions Wash hands Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and encourage your child to do the same. Read more and watch a video on how to wash hands correctly. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer...

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Well-Child Visits Are Essential

In recent months, families have been doing their part by staying at home as much as possible to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As communities open up, it’s important your child goes in for their well-child visit. These well-child visits are essential for many...

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The Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine

This video describes the journey of a vaccine for children from development through post-licensure monitoring. Learn about the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine licensing and manufacturing, how a vaccine is added to the U.S. Recommended Immunization Schedule,...

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Five Steps To Raising Optimistic Children

Five Steps To Raising Optimistic Children

Why should you want your child to be an optimist? Because, as Dr. Martin Seligman explains: “Pessimism (the opposite of optimism) is an entrenched habit of mind that has sweeping and disastrous consequences: depressed mood, resignation, underachievement and even...

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How to Safely Wear a Mask

How to Safely Wear a Mask

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. Who should NOT use cloth face coverings: children under age 2, or anyone who has trouble...

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COVID-19 Parents Supporting Children

COVID-19 Parents Supporting Children

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them,...

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Caring for Children

Help stop the spread of COVID-19 Take steps to protect children and others from getting sick Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing the same things everyone should do to stay healthy. Teach your children to do the same. Clean hands often using soap and water or...

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Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home

How to clean and disinfect Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Clean Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include:Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles,...

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