Watch pediatrician Hao Tran, MD, FAAP, answer your questions and concerns regarding going back to school, COVID-19, and fall physicals and vaccinations.

Please note that this broadcast is for informational purposes only. If you feel sick or concerned about your health, please contact your primary care provider.

Read our takeaways

  • Back to school physicals are more important than ever this year. Many families missed physicals and vaccinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to schedule your child’s physical and get caught up on all vaccinations.
  • Wearing a mask helps protect against COVID-19 as well as other cold viruses.
  • To protect immunocompromised children, it is important to vaccinate everyone around them who is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinating all members of the household who are eligible will help protect those who cannot get vaccinated.
  • It is important to take safety precautions to decrease transmission of COVID-19 and other cold viruses by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, washing your hands, and staying home and getting tested if you feel sick. 
  • The symptoms between COVID-19, RSV, the common cold, and other cold viruses are so similar. The best way to tell which illness you have is to get tested and stay home when you’re feeling unwell.
  • Primary care providers are a great resource for vaccine and safety information.