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COVID-19 in Children

Pentucket Medical pediatricians and their care teams understand the challenges parents face in caring for their children and Coronavirus is no exception.

Dr. John Maddox, pediatrician and school physician for Haverhill Public Schools, separates fact from fiction in his blog article,“Separating Fact from Fiction: Kids and COVID Vaccines.

Pediatrician Dr. Lisa Fitzgibbons explains the importance of children wearing a facemask, how to properly wear them and tips to make them more comfortable in this brief video.

With children age 5 and older now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, parents have many questions. Dr. Maddox provides some thoughtful guidance in his blog “COVID-19 Vaccination and Younger Children”. Mass General for Children has also compiled a helpful handout that can be found here .

Mass General Brigham patients age 12 and older can schedule a vaccine appointment on our new scheduling website. Please note, any patient under 18 needs a parent or guardian’s consent which can be found here, Vaccine allotments remain limited. As supply becomes available, we will contact you for an appointment. You may also visit the State’s vaccination site finder or dial 2-1-1 for other locations. We are encouraging everyone to look into these options. To learn more about these clinics and to find more information, please visit the state’s website here.

For parents and families seeking additional resources about Children and COVID-19, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are available on the American Academy of Pediatrics website.