The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. However, children with the virus generally have mild symptoms. Symptoms in children include fever, runny nose, cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. There is more to be learned about how the disease impacts children. For example, it’s not yet known whether some children may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as children with underlying medical conditions and special healthcare needs.
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- Can my child get tested?
- What is the risk of my child getting sick from COVID-19?
- How do I protect my child from COVID-19?
- Are COVID-19 symptoms different for children?
- What should I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?
- Should children wear face masks?
- How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?
- Should my child get tested for COVID-19 antibodies even if s/he never had symptoms?
- What is Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), and how is it related to COVID-19?