CHOC | Kids Health November 2021
CHOC has opened a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on our Orange campus for kids
5 years and older. Visit MyTurn and enter the zipcode 92868 to make an appointment. 

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has received emergency use authorization for kids under 12 years, parents may have some questions. A CHOC pediatrician offers insight on vaccine safety, side effects and what to bring to your appointment. Also included are downloadable Spanish and Vietnamese versions of this guidance.

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Preventing injury in kids and teens while playing contact sports

A CHOC pediatrician and sports medicine physician offers some simple guidelines to families to ensure their young athletes' safety during the sports season.

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Helping kids cope with their fear of needles during vaccinations

With the COVID-19 vaccine now available for younger children, some kids may have to face their fear of needles head on. A CHOC psychologist helps parents understand why their child may have developed needle phobia and how to help them cope. Also included are downloadable calming strategies that can be brought to your child's appointment.

Learn strategies 

Is my teen OK? How to tell the difference between natural teen behavior and anxiety and depression

With teens going through a multitude of developmental changes during adolescence, they may exhibit behaviors that resemble symptoms of depression and anxiety. A CHOC licensed marriage and family therapist helps parents spot the differences and offers strategies to help their teens.

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked CHOC as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in the 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

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