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Coronavirus Outbreak | Overview

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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms can range from mild (or even no symptoms) to severe. Adults and older people with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease are more likely to develop serious illness, while children tend to develop milder illness. Researchers are learning more and more about how to prevent and treat COVID-19 every day.

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, is through vaccination and early detection of the virus. BCHP is proud to offer rapid COVID-19 PCR testing at these locations, and vaccination at our primary care sites.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQ

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
How serious is coronavirus/COVID-19?
How can I protect my family from the new coronavirus?
How do I avoid making others sick?
Is there a cure for COVID-19?
Where can I get the latest information about COVID-19?
How can I help my children cope with the stress of COVID-19?

FAQs for 6 months – 5 years

Is COVID-19 still a risk?
What is the burden of COVID-19 in young children?
How is the COVID-19 vaccine dosed in children?
What are the side effects for young children?
How effective is the vaccine?
Who should get vaccinated?
Which vaccine should your child receive?
When should children receive the vaccine?

Keeping patients safe

Safety measures in our offices

SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing

Should children get SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing?

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C)

What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome?
What are the most common symptoms?
What should I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?