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COVID-19 Specialist

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Neighborhood Pediatrics

Pediatricians located in Shenandoah, TX

If your child experiences signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or is exposed to someone with COVID, turn to Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas. Board-certified pediatricians offer COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and treatment when needed to reduce your child’s risk of complications. To schedule an appointment with Neighborhood Pediatrics, call the office or book an appointment online today.

COVID-19 Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a flu-like infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It can cause symptoms that are mild, moderate, severe, or life-threatening in some cases. Neighborhood Pediatrics offers rapid and PCR COVID-19 testing for kids.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common signs and symptoms linked with COVID-19 include:

  • Cough 
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 

Your symptoms could appear 2-14 days after being exposed to COVID-19. Some people have very mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all, while others experience severe or life-threatening complications from COVID-19.

What happens during COVID-19 testing?

Neighborhood Pediatrics specialists offer several types of COVID-19 tests. They swab your child’s throat or the inside of their nostril. The team also offers blood tests to determine if your child has antibodies to the virus, which protects them from getting the same strain again or makes symptoms less severe.

You might receive COVID-19 testing results soon after testing, later the same day, or after several days, depending on the type of COVID test your child undergoes. 

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they should stay at home, get plenty of rest, and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to prevent disease transmission. 

Neighborhood Pediatrics offers treatments to reduce unpleasant COVID-19 symptoms in kids and help them recover as quickly as possible.

Are COVID-19 vaccinations available?

If your child is a candidate for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Neighborhood Pediatrics team also offers this service. They will soon have vaccinations available for kids ages 5-11. 

Your child’s specialist reviews the risks and benefits of vaccines with you and helps you make the best decision for your child’s health and wellness.

When getting a vaccination, your child’s specialist injects a very tiny needle into their arm to administer the vaccine. Afterward, they might experience swelling or redness at the injection site or flu-like symptoms.

To learn more about COVID-19 or have your child tested for or vaccinated against COVID, call the Neighborhood Pediatrics office or schedule an appointment online today.