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Children and the COVID-19 Omicron variant<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1256537754.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Children and the COVID-19 Omicron variantOmicron has overtaken Delta as the most common variant in B.C. in recent weeks so what does that mean for children? The BC Children’s Hospital experts examine the most recent mutation and the effect it’s having on children in our province, so far.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/children-and-the-covid-19-omicron-variant2022-01-13T08:00:00Z
Culturally-safe care, close to home<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Screen%20Shot%202022-01-11%20at%209.07.28%20AM.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Culturally-safe care, close to homeLearn how the Compass program is making a difference to Indigenous youth living in remote communities.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/culturally-safe-care-close-to-home2022-01-11T08:00:00Z
BC Children's and BC Women's COVID-19 test site open only for select groups<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1282005957.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Children's and BC Women's COVID-19 test site open only for select groups​This testing site will no longer be available for the general public, who will be advised to seek an alternate site for COVID-19 testing.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-childrens-and-bc-womens-covid-19-test-site-open-only-for-select-groups2021-12-30T08:00:00Z
Santa makes a pre-Christmas stop at BC Children’s to spread holiday cheer<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/child%20in%20onc%20unit%202.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Santa makes a pre-Christmas stop at BC Children’s to spread holiday cheerSt. Nick arrived via air ambulance, giving his reindeer a break before the busy Christmas Eve.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/santa-makes-a-pre-christmas-stop-at-bc-children’s-to-spread-holiday-cheer2021-12-17T08:00:00Z
Q&A with BC Children's nurse who helped rescue family caught in B.C. mudslide<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/kathleen%20story%20pic%202.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Q&A with BC Children's nurse who helped rescue family caught in B.C. mudslideKathleen Sullivan was driving home from the Okanagan with her boyfriend when she was trapped between mudslides along Highway 7. She used her nursing skills to help treat many people, who were hit by the slide and seriously injured.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/q-a-with-bc-childrens-nurse-who-helped-rescue-family-caught-in-b-c-mudslide2021-12-14T08:00:00Z
Walking your child through a COVID-19 vaccination appointment<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/66019664815__4643326A-88E0-40F4-A124-12B485505B3C.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Walking your child through a COVID-19 vaccination appointmentChildren typically aren’t fond of needles and can pick up on anxiety around COVID-19 vaccination. Read helpful tips from the BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Children’s Hospital.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/walking-your-child-through-a-covid-19-vaccination-appointment2021-12-09T08:00:00Z
Myocarditis, pericarditis and the COVID-19 vaccine<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1253086008.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Myocarditis, pericarditis and the COVID-19 vaccineIn B.C. and elsewhere in Canada, there have been a small number of reports of heart inflammation in youth following vaccination with a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. An expert at BC Children’s Hospital weighs in on the developments. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/myocarditis-pericarditis-and-the-covid-19-vaccine2021-12-06T08:00:00Z
Children five and up can be immunized for COVID-19 in B.C.<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/main%20image.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Children five and up can be immunized for COVID-19 in B.C.Parents can register their children aged five and older for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Read what BC Children’s Hospital pediatricians have to say.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/children-5-and-up-can-be-immunized-for-covid-192021-11-19T08:00:00Z
Help your child cope with pain better<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/childkind%20photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Help your child cope with pain better​Supporting a child or youth experiencing pain can be challenging and overwhelming, but a new BC Children's Hospital webpage can help you find the resources you need. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/help-your-child-cope-with-pain-better2021-11-15T08:00:00Z
World experts: Recognizing the team dedicated to studying pediatric hip problems<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/hip%20team.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />World experts: Recognizing the team dedicated to studying pediatric hip problemsThey’re considered content experts in the area of pediatric hip conditions. Learn how BC Children’s Hospital's HIPpy Research Team helps children locally and around the world.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/world-experts-hip2021-11-04T07:00:00Z

 


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