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Johns Hopkins Medicine Expands Vaccines to Ages 12+

Based on recommendations from the CDC, FDA and local governing authorities, Johns Hopkins Medicine will start offering the Pfizer vaccine to people 12 and older. This step follows the recent decision by the FDA to expand an emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents 12 – 15. We continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccinations to any patient eligible to be vaccinated..

Use MyChart to schedule a vaccination. Don’t have MyChart? Call 443-997-1875 Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule your vaccination. Baltimore City residents can also call 410-955-1062 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All vaccine information.



COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you might be wondering how and when to have your children vaccinated against the coronavirus. This article, featuring Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital infectious diseases specialists, provides some answers. All of Johns Hopkins Medicine's vaccine information can be found here.

Tip Sheet: Making COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Easier on Children

M-Irfan Suleman, director of pediatric chronic pain interventional management at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and medical director of the multidisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, suggests ways to ease stress for children during COVID-19 vaccinations.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

How it works, how to cope and myths vs. facts about the COVID-19 vaccine

Schools and COVID-19: FAQs for Parents and Caregivers

Do you have questions about COVID-19 and returning to school? The Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions has assembled answers to many frequently asked questions. Also available in Spanish.

Back-to-School Tips: Preparing to Return to the Classroom

Pediatrician Kate Connor offers tips about what parents should consider when sending their child back to the school building.


Pediatric Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Has a doctor recommended surgery for your child? As a parent, you may have concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and whether it is OK to proceed with your child’s procedure. In this article, Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief David Hackam discusses why it's important for children to get the care they need during the pandemic. In this video, our surgery care team shows children and families the changes put in place to ensure your child's safety during COVID-19.

How We Are Keeping Your Family Safe

We here to make sure your child gets the care they need. Many times, a face-to-face telemedicine visit from the comfort of your home is all your child may need. Other times, an in-person visit is best, and we’ll make sure it’s safe and convenient. Learn more and how to schedule an appointment.

Articles and Information for Caregivers

Articles from experts across Johns Hopkins Medicine, including a hand-washing infographic, for parents and caregivers.

Resources for Kids and Families

Sharable resources, including videos and an activity book, created by Johns Hopkins Children's Center Child Life specialists and others for children and caregivers affected by COVID-19. Available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Community Resources

Helping families connect to community resources is critical to our mission.


Kids and COVID-19 | FAQ with a Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatrician

Pediatrician Rachel Thornton answers common questions about the effects of COVID-19 on children and families.

COVID-19: A Child’s Perspective

Pediatrician Rachel Thornton and pediatric psychiatrist Hal Kronsberg discuss symptoms of COVID-19 and strategies to talk about COVID with children and adolescents.

Everyday Heroes | Essential Hospital Workers

Essential workers are heroes, but to some of us they’re family! We explore how essential workers are staying safe at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.


Virtual Town Halls

View our series of virtual town halls from Johns Hopkins Children's Center experts about the state of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The generosity of our Hopkins community helps us to support COVID-19 patient care and research, including things like hospital supplies, protective gear and respiratory equipment. Select "COVID-19 Pediatrics" from the pull-down menu to donate to the pediatric effort.

For Healthcare Providers

Talking Points for Pediatric Clinicians and Families

Talking points about COVID-19 for clinicians to share with families. Also available in Spanish.

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