What You Need to KnowCOVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill.
Prevention and Treatments
What is COVID-19?
What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19?
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
How does COVID-19 virus spread and what steps should I take to protect my family?
What are the treatments for COVID-19?
What do I need to know about COVID variants?
Which COVID-19 vaccines are currently available in the United States?
Is Children’s National offering the COVID-19 vaccine?
Was Children’s National offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to patients?
Why did Children’s National pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccinations?
Do the vaccines have any short-term side effects?
Are there any long-term side effects for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?
Will I receive official documentation of my child’s vaccination?
If I misplace my child’s vaccination card; how can I receive another copy?
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women?
Is it still safe to donate blood during COVID-19?
Is Children’s National accepting blood donations during COVID-19?
Can I donate blood after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
Infectious Diseases Treatment at Children's National Hospital
Our Division of Infectious Diseases is the major referral center for infectious diseases in the Washington, D.C., area, helping thousands of young patients each year with contagious conditions. Discover more about the treatments we offer.
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed, you may have questions about the vaccines and when your family can expect to receive them.