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COVID-19 Updates for Physicians & Providers

Support during COVID-19

We continue to update guidance regarding COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine. See below for updated information or visit the Information About COVID-19 page.

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies

Children’s Mercy has a limited supply of COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies. Contact the Infectious Diseases Physician On Call for patients who meet eligibility criteria (must be ≥12 years and weigh ≥40kg).

The federal government is determining state allocations based on available supply as well as case-level data in each state. The COVID-19 infusion location website is: https://covid.infusioncenter.org/

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine resources

 

Children ages 6 months and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Children's Mercy is following the rollout plans developed by Missouri and Kansas

Please find updated resources below related to the COVID-19 vaccine. 

COVID-19 testing

Drive-through COVID-19 testing is no longer available at Children's Mercy. For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Testing at Children’s Mercy page.

View COVID-19 positive results at Children's Mercy

Recent topics from The Link Newsletter

Physical Activity Guidelines for the Pediatric Population: A Review

Author: Thomas Munro, MD | Pediatric Resident

Column Editor: Angela Myers, MD, MPH | Director, Division of Infectious Diseases | Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine | Medical Editor, The Link Newsletter

 

In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) updated its 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines.1 Two years later, in March of 2020, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF) released its Clinical Report providing a pediatric lens focusing on these 2018 guidelines, affirming and expanding upon their recommendations.2 Coincidentally, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic that same month. The United States began shutting down portions of the nation, clearly impacting people’s ability to stay active.3 As we continue to provide care through the era of COVID-19, it is important to reemphasize the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines to best support the health of our pediatric population in the safest way possible.