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How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting kids

A common misconception is that the effect of COVID-19 on kids is minimal. Learn how the pandemic really affects children physically and mentally.

January 27, 2022
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What to do after your COVID-19 test

The high demand for COVID-19 tests continues, along with questions about the various types of tests and what to do if you test positive or negative. Get the details.

January 24, 2022
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Emergency departments not for COVID-19 testing

If you need to test for COVID-19, Mayo Clinic health experts remind you not to go to the emergency department as it is for patients with life-threatening needs.

January 17, 2022
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How to decide which mask is best for you

Several mask options can help slow the spread of COVID-19. A Mayo Clinic expert demonstrates how to properly wear these masks.

January 14, 2022
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Tips for at-home COVID-19 care

When you become infected with COVID-19, what are you supposed to do? If you are experiencing mild symptoms, follow these tips.

January 12, 2022
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COVID-19 booster vaccination for 12- to 15-year-olds

The Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to expand the use of a single booster dose to 12- to 15-year-olds. Here's what you need to know.

January 11, 2022
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Types of COVID-19 tests, when to use them

You may have questions about differences in the types of COVID-19 tests available and when to use them. A Mayo Clinic expert breaks down the testing options and explains how they work.

December 30, 2021
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State of COVID-19 pandemic with omicron variant

Researchers continue to monitor the COVID-19 omicron variant. A Mayo Clinic expert offers insight into what the emergence of omicron says about the current and future state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 14, 2021
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COVID-19 booster vaccine for teens

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccinations for 16- and 17-year-olds. Here's how to schedule your teen's appointment.

December 14, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccines important with omicron variant

Research studies have shown three doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine neutralized the omicron variant, while two doses reduced severity. A Mayo Clinic expert provides detail and stresses the importance of getting vaccinated.

December 10, 2021
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Where to find proof of COVID-19 vaccination, test results

Need to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination and tests? Learn how to use your Patient Online Services account or the Mayo Clinic app to access proof.

December 9, 2021
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Omicron transmissibility and virulence: What do these terms mean?

Cases of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant have been detected in the U.S. Medical experts discuss its transmissibility and virulence. A Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert explains what those terms mean.

December 7, 2021