Coronavirus Information Center Connecticut Children’s is proud to be your family’s trusted pediatric expert during the coronavirus pandemic, and every day. Here’s the information you need to navigate COVID-19, including support for the new challenges you may be facing as a parent. COVID-19 Vaccine The vaccine is now authorized for ages 5 and up. Looking for scheduling FAQs and other resources? Learn more about vaccinations at Connecticut Children’s. Upcoming Appointment Information Don’t delay your child’s care! It’s more important than ever to protect your child’s health – and that includes making sure they’re caught up on all of their procedures, surgeries and appointments. Call your child’s specialty clinic to schedule today. Whether you’re connecting with us over Video Visit or at one of our convenient locations close to home, you can count on Connecticut Children’s to keep your child safe and sound. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound. Visitor Restrictions and Screening To keep our patients and communities safe from coronavirus, Connecticut Children’s has put important visitor restrictions and screening measures in place. Before coming to any of our locations, please review our current visitor restrictions. Review visitor restrictions >> If you have an appointment coming up, visit covid.connecticutchildrens.org to answer COVID-19 screening questions in advance. Answer COVID-19 screening questions >> Video Visits Connecticut Children’s offers Video Visits across more than 30 specialties, helping to protect our team members and patient families (and making your child’s care even more convenient!). If you have an existing appointment you would like to convert to a Video Visit, or would like to make a new Video Visit appointment, please contact your specialty office. Learn more about Video Visits >> Online Tools to Keep Your Family Safe We know that right now, options like contactless check-in, Video Visits and mobile messaging with your child’s doctors are about so much more than convenience – they’re about safety. That’s why Connecticut Children’s offers online tools to make your child’s visits as safe and easy as possible. To take advantage of all of these tools, sign up for MyChart today. Learn more about MyChart>> Get Answers to All of Your Coronavirus Questions We know that parents and families may have many questions regarding the coronavirus. To ensure there is a trusted one-stop resource, we have launched the Connecticut Children’s Pediatric COVID-19 Hotline. It’s open 24/7, staffed by our friendly and knowledgeable clinicians. COVID-19 Hotline: 833.226.2362 Resources for Families Our experts share helpful answers and advice about coronavirus on the Connecticut Children’s blog, Growing Healthy. Check out all of our COVID-19 posts. Recommended External Resources World Health Organization (WHO) Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Connecticut’s Official State Website What are the symptoms of coronavirus? Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. In milder cases, it can present like a common cold. For more information, read our coronavirus FAQs.