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As we start another school year amidst a global pandemic, many students and parents have questions about important health care decisions they need to make for their children and their families. Here’s some advice from Beaumont Children’s experts to make the transition go more smoothly.

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Beaumont HouseCall Podcast: The Back To School 2021 Episode

the Back To School 2021 episode

With so many children yet to be vaccinated or eligible and the rise of more transmissible COVID-19 variants, many parents, students and teachers may be wondering what the coming school year will look like. Dr. Gilpin discusses precautions and vaccine safety with a pediatric infectious disease specialist and then dives into the psychosocial and mental health impact of in-person learning.

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Beaumont HouseCall Podcast: The Children & COVID-19 Vaccines Episode

the Children & COVID-19 Vaccines episode

The first COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for 12 to 15 year olds and understandably parents have questions - How safe are the vaccines? Are the vaccines necessary? Dr. Bishara Freij, Beaumont Children's Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, joins the podcast to answer these questions and more.

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What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Symptoms in Children

Common COVID-19 symptoms found in children include:

  • fever
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • neck pain
  • rash
  • bloodshot eyes
  • feeling extra tired
COVID-19 symptoms

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5 Common Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

We asked Dr. Bishara J. Freij, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Beaumont Children’s, to address some of the most common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines and children.

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6 Things Parents Need to Know About Returning to School During COVID-19

We asked several Beaumont experts the top things parents need to pay attention to and how they might differ from previous years.

When and why infants and children should receive vaccinations

There are important reasons physicians recommend vaccines at certain ages.

Incidence of Eating Disorders Skyrocket During Pandemic

Dr. Jaime Taylor, medical director at the Beaumont Hough Center for Adolescent Health, has seen a near 50% increase in eating disorders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pack the perfect school lunch

Use this handy checklist to ensure your children are getting a healthy lunch, and one they’ll actually eat.

Nutrition for preschoolers

Preschool-aged children are still developing eating habits and need encouragement to eat healthy meals and snacks

Nutrition for school aged children

Helpful snack and mealtime information for your school-aged child.