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COVID-19 Information

The best COVID-19 care is available at Texas Children’s.

COVID-19 has changed daily life for people worldwide. Texas Children’s is here to help.

What is COVID-19? What does it mean for children, women, and the immunocompromised?

COVID-19, also commonly known as COVID, is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. 

Symptoms of COVID-19

If your child needs a COVID-19 test OR has any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Cold/flu-like symptoms
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness

Learn More About How to Get a Test