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If an individual is experiencing COVID-19 emergency warning signs such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake and/or pale, gray or blue colored skin, lips or nailbeds, they should seek emergency medical care immediately. If an individual does not have any of the above emergency warning signs and is just looking for a routine COVID-19 test, please visit any of the sites listed above for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

View our resources about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids and teens.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Monoclonal antibody therapy is an investigative treatment that can help some of our most at-risk community members who test positive for COVID-19.

New Realities, Unwavering Care

Your health and safety are always our main priority. As healthcare processes change and our community begins to adapt to a new normal, we want to let you know about the additional safeguards we are taking at Memorial Hermann to make your visit to one of our facilities as safe as possible.

In addition, we have implemented Safe Wait™, a new measure that enforces social distancing in our waiting areas. Safe Wait™ also includes staggering scheduled appointments and, when necessary, asking our patients to wait in their vehicles for their appointments.

Latest Articles

  • A mother and her toddler having fun in the swimming pool.

    Traveling with Kids During COVID-19

    May 17, 2021

    Great news: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration have approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12- to 15-years old and the vaccine’s efficacy is 100 percent for that age range.

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  • A teenage girl wearing a face mask shows the band-aid from her vaccine shot.

    Concerned About Child Vaccines? What Parents Need to Know

    May 10, 2021

    Research gives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine an A+ for children ages 12 to 15 years old. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve it for that age group soon.

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  • A vaccination record card and face mask on a table.

    How to Find and Manage Your Vaccine Records

    May 10, 2021

    It’s still being debated whether employers, airlines, schools, daycares, restaurants, sports arenas, assisted living facilities, foreign countries or others could or should bar entrance to those who don’t prove they’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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  • A pair of hands holds up a paper heart.

    Organ Donation: Knowing the Truth Can Save a Life

    April 28, 2021

    Fact: By the end of this day, 17 Americans will die waiting for an organ transplant. They’re among the 107,000 children, women and men currently standing by on the national transplant waiting list. By year’s end, only 39,000 will get an organ.

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  • A woman holds a pregnancy test between her hands.

    The COVID-19 Vaccine, Pregnancy and Postpartum

    April 26, 2021

    Today, doctors and many top health agencies are urging pregnant women as well as new or prospective moms to get vaccinated. So, what gives? We’ve got the real deal on what’s led to this change in tune endorsed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Academy of Obstetri...

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  • An aerial view of a woman and her young son looking at a computer screen.

    How Women Have Fared During the Pandemic

    March 25, 2021

    Superwoman has nothing on you. Even before the pandemic, you seemingly did it all. But then COVID-19 came along. Suddenly, you may have felt trapped amid chaos and cramped spaces—while also being stripped of grandparents, teachers, family friends and other key players.

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  • Outdoors in the sunlight, a smiling woman embraces a child lovingly.

    Life After You've Been Vaccinated: CDC Guidelines

    March 22, 2021

    If you need another reason to get the vaccine, here’s a big one: A taste of freedom. The CDC’s new guidelines say, once fully vaccinated, you will be free to enjoy some liberties we once took for granted.

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  • Medical staff prepares a vaccine for waiting patient.

    What You Should Know About the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

    March 18, 2021

    How is the vaccine different from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines? How effective is the new vaccine? How does the vaccine work? We answer these questions and more.

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  • A bottled COVID-19 vaccine fresh from the freezer

    COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Safety: Separating Fact from Fiction

    February 26, 2021

    It’s okay if feel uncertain about getting a COVID-19 vaccination. It’s only natural to be unsure of something so new. So, what is the real deal on the claims you’ve heard? Read on as we separate fact from fiction.

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  • A tray of purple-topped medical vials

    COVID-19 Vaccine: Your Questions Answered

    February 26, 2021

    You don’t like needles. Plus you’re anxious about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines—or the exposure of waiting in line to get one. We hear you. Here are answers to common COVID-19 vaccine questions from infectious disease experts.

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  • A gloved hand holds a vaccination record card; in the background is a syringe and a medical face mask.

    7 Reasons to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

    February 26, 2021

    COVID-19 can cause uncomfortable symptoms, long-term disabilities or death—and there is no way to know how it would affect you. Even before you know you’re sick, you could spread the disease to family, friends and others. The results could be tragic.

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  • Multiple masks lying on a table.

    Time to Double-Up: CDC Recommends Double Masking

    February 11, 2021

    If one mask is good, are two or three even better? When it comes to double-masking against COVID-19, the answer is yes, says Linda Yancey, MD, infectious disease specialist at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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  • A person's hands holding a wooden spoon and a bowl of creamy orange-colored soup topped with seeds.

    What Do You Eat When You Can't Taste or Smell Anything?

    February 2, 2021

    We eat; therefore, we are. Eating is not just sustenance, but also a source of joy and comfort. So, if you lose your sense of taste and smell, even temporarily, you may feel lost or confused about what to eat and how much.

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  • A tray of purple-topped medical vials.

    How the Moderna Vaccine Differs From Pfizer’s

    December 19, 2020

    In one week we’ve gone from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommending one coronavirus vaccine to two. So how does newcomer Moderna compare to Pfizer vaccine? And what does that mean for you?

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  • A woman has just received a shot at the doctor's office.

    What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

    December 14, 2020

    After nine months in a pandemic, the news of a COVID-19 vaccine brings welcomed relief and hope. But, as you make decisions for yourself or your family, the news can feel overwhelming. Memorial Hermann is here to help.

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  • Vaccine vials arranged in a pattern on a blue background

    5 COVID-19 Vaccine Myths That Need to be Debunked

    December 11, 2020

    As we’ve seen throughout the pandemic, there is conflicting information about the coronavirus—and now the COVID-19 vaccine—online. Here are five common myths about the vaccine that you should know the truth about.

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  • A medical swab and container for a COVID test.

    Temperatures May Be Falling, but COVID-19 Cases are Rising

    October 30, 2020

    Houston temperatures are dropping, but the number of COVID-19 cases are rising. What is causing this surge and what can we do to stay safe?

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  • A teenage girl with smoke leaving her mouth and obscuring her face.

    Teens Who Vape Are at Higher Risk of COVID-19

    October 28, 2020

    Most people know that the immunocompromised and elderly are at higher risks for serious health complications related to COVID-19, but health professionals now emphasize another risk factor: teen vaping. Here's why.

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  • A man with a suitcase on an escalator.

    Travel Alert: How to Stay Healthy

    October 19, 2020

    When we hit the road, we hope to escape. But wherever we go, COVID-19 already has arrived. So how do we stay safe?

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  • A woman in a bathrobe holding wet, fallen hairs.

    The Bald Facts About Hair Loss

    September 24, 2020

    It’s easy to get stressed out when hair strands clog your shower drain or cover your brush. Some hair loss is normal. Both sexes shed 50 to 100 hairs daily–out of 100,000 hairs on our scalps. But if you’re concerned or experiencing heavier hair loss, see your dermatologist or p...

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  • A pregnant woman sitting and eating a bowl of fruit.

    Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

    September 22, 2020

    A healthy pregnancy starts before conception. Smart choices with nutrition, exercise and daily habits are the building blocks your baby needs to have the best start possible.

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  • A newborn baby being held.

    Welcoming a New Baby: Is Your Home Prepared?

    September 15, 2020

    Organizing and preparing your home for a newborn goes beyond picking out color-coordinated bedding for the nursery.  Especially during the pandemic, taking steps to ensure your home is clean and safe is one of the most important things you can do. A little advance planning goes a long way....

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  • Hands in medical gloves holding a vial near a microscope.

    The Next Steps for COVID-19: Antibodies, Herd-Immunity and Vaccines

    August 25, 2020

    As time has progressed, we’ve learned more about COVID-19. And not all of the developments have been encouraging. For those without a medical degree, Dr. Annamaria Macaluso Davidson explains terms and expectations for antibodies, vaccines and herd immunity—and how scientist...

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  • First aid kit, bottled water, a flash light and other items for an emergency kit.

    Hurricane Preparedness During COVID-19

    August 24, 2020

    As if being hard-hit by a global pandemic wasn’t enough for Houston to handle, the National Weather Service predicts a harsh hurricane season through November. Dr. Noor Alzarka suggests adopting the following measures to he...

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  • A woman on the couch with a book, notebook and laptop computer.

    The (Literal) Aches and Pains of Working From Home

    August 19, 2020

    The pains of working from home extend beyond having kids and animals interrupt your focus and phone calls by entering your “work” space.

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  • Medical monitors in a hospital setting.

    COVID-19 and Your Heart: What You Need to Know

    August 12, 2020

    While the effects of COVID-19 on the respiratory system, including the lungs, are well known, doctors and scientists are discovering that the virus also directly and indirectly impacts the cardiovascular system, including the heart, often with devastating effects. It's such a novel virus. But one...

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  • An assortment of face mask in various styles

    Wearing Masks: Fact vs. Fiction

    August 10, 2020

    Wearing a mask has become part of our daily routine. Unfortunately, myths about this important safety measure have become common, too. Dr. Linda Yancey, MD, infectious disease specialist at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital helps us sort fact from fiction.

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  • A person sitting in a yoga or meditative pose.

    Are You Dealing with COVID-19 "Caution Fatigue?"

    August 6, 2020

    We are all tired of hearing about COVID-19. And, it’s not uncommon to feel drained from watching the never-ending news reports, statistics and graphs, and wondering when life will be normal again.  After months of dealing wi...

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  • A gloved hand using a rag to wipe down a work surface.

    What to Do When You've Been Exposed to COVID-19

    August 3, 2020

    You’ve been exposed to COVID-19. Now what? Here’s what you need to know according to Dr. Halie Shah at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Clear Lake.

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  • A new mother cupping her baby's head in her hands.

    Guide to Pregnancy: During a Pandemic and Beyond

    July 28, 2020

    During the global pandemic, you may be wondering: is it safe to go into a healthcare provider’s office or clinic? How do you recover from delivery while avoiding COVID-19? How do you keep your baby healthy?

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  • A child in a school setting washing their hands.

    COVID Cautions for Camp, Daycare and Schools

    July 22, 2020

    With onsite classes set to start this fall—and camps and daycare already open—you must do your homework to decide what’s right for your family during the coronavirus crisis.

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  • A woman doing arm exercises with hand weights.

    Safe and In-Shape: 10 At-Home Exercise Tips From a Pro

    July 14, 2020

    If your fitness routine has moved from the gym to your living room, here are tips on how to break a sweat without the fancy equipment.

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  • A person with their hands holding their forehead.

    6 Indicators That Stress is Impacting Your Body

    July 9, 2020

    If the pandemic—and related fears—have impacted your mental and physical health, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s normal.

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  • An adult and child using hand-over-hand instruction to wash hands.

    Squeaky Clean Kids: Will My Child's Immunity Suffer From Quarantine?

    July 7, 2020

    “Wash your hands!” In the past, you may have told that to your kids—before meals—just as your parents told you. But the rules have changed with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A person in pajamas lying on the couch and holding their stomach.

    Stomaching COVID-19: Symptoms Not to Ignore

    June 16, 2020

    Thanks to COVID-19, our stress—and comfort food consumption—may be off the charts. That’s why tummy troubles could be a regular but unwelcome guest in your home

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  • A person's feet stepping on to a scale.

    Exploring the Connection between Obesity and COVID-19

    June 8, 2020

    Certain groups, including older people and people of all ages with serious underlying health conditions, including obesity, are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

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  • A stethoscope placed on printed heart-rate graphs.

    COVID-19 and Stroke: What You Need to Know

    June 1, 2020

    Is there a relationship between COVID-19 (or SARS-COV-2, the new coronavirus that causes it) and stroke? What can you do to help protect yourself from stroke, during the pandemic or anytime? What measures are hospitals taking to help ensure patients receive care quickly and safely?

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  • A teenage girl in a sports uniform holding a soccer ball.

    Student Athletes: When is it Safe to Return to the Playing Field?

    May 28, 2020

    While it’s uncertain when sports programs will rebound, things will eventually return to normal, albeit likely a different normal. What can athletes do now to try to maintain their edge? And how can they safely return, once programs resume?

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  • A mother and her child sitting on the porch having a thoughtful conversation.

    Mental Health & Children During COVID-19

    May 26, 2020

    Anxiety, fear, sadness, loneliness, disappointment, depression. Your children may be dealing with such feelings in the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • A woman looking at her phone while in the waiting area of a doctor's office.

    Catching Up After COVID-19: It's Time for Health Screenings

    May 25, 2020

    Now that some restrictions are being lifted, we can look toward resuming our normal lives. Memorial Hermann–affiliated physicians remind us that early detection is important, and taking time for routine health screenings should be a priority.

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  • Children looking at their grandmother on a screen

    COVID-19 and Seniors: When Is It Safe to Visit Grandma?

    May 22, 2020

    As summer approaches, stay-at-home orders are lifted and we begin to shift to a new normal, how can we protect our older loved ones, including our parents and grandparents? Memorial Hermann Medical Group Fairfield’s primary care family medicine physician, Toni Odumosu, MD, offers tips for k...

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  • Tennis shoes, hand weights and other workout equipment.

    Quarantine Habits: Which to Kick and Which to Keep?

    May 19, 2020

    If we’ve formed new habits, which should we keep, and which should we kick? And how should we go about breaking new bad habits?

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  • Yoga mat and kettlebells arranged for a workout.

    Tips for Safely Resuming Exercise After COVID-19

    May 14, 2020

    Your workouts may have taken a backseat these past few months, but not to worry. Here's how to safely resume an exercise routine.

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  • A family of four walking along a trail.

    Safe Socializing in the COVID Era

    May 11, 2020

    Quarantine fatigue has taken its toll. We’ve watched everything on Netflix, planted our spring gardens and reorganized every drawer and cupboard in the house. We’re more than ready to spend quality time—in person—with family and friends. As stay-at-home restrictions begin ...

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  • A person in a doctor's office speaking with a physician.

    Living a Healthy Life, During and After COVID-19

    May 9, 2020

    It’s time to get back to the basics of good health. Although we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians are taking precautions to safely resume preventive care, both in their offices and virtually, with telehealth audio and video options.

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  • A mom and her children at the dining table doing school work.

    The New Normal: What Every Parent Needs to Know

    May 7, 2020

    Life will never be the same for children who grew up in the COVID-19 era—and that’s challenging. But parents can help their children understand and adjust to the new normal.

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  • A sewing machine and items used for making fabric-based masks.

    A Mask Primer: What You Need to Know About Wearing a Mask

    April 29, 2020

    Masks can keep you from infecting others with the coronavirus via invisible airborne droplets when you cough, sneeze or breathe. You may be contagious even if you don’t have any symptoms.

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  • Care items for home care kit

    COVID-19 Essentials: Your At-Home Care Kit

    April 10, 2020

    Be prepared. It’s how we must roll these days. And given that many who get COVID-19 will recover at home, it pays to have an emergency at-home care kit ready in advance. Here's what you should have to nurse the infected and protect the rest of your family or housemates.

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  • Family and friends meeting virtually

    How to Host and Celebrate Online

    April 10, 2020

    When we think of Easter, Passover or Ramadan, we think of religious gatherings, huge feasts and celebrating with tons of relatives we might rarely see. Now more than ever, it’s vital to stay home for the holidays. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice observing tradition with fa...

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  • A digital thermometer with child in background

    How to Properly Take and Monitor Your Temperature

    April 9, 2020

    When it comes to COVID-19, it's clear that fever is a hallmark of the infection. But how high, exactly, is too high? How do you properly take your temperature? How often? What about children? The answers to these questions vary based on the person and the circumstance. Dr. Michael L. Chang, pedia...

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  • Stethoscope on orange background

    When Should You Seek Emergency Medical Attention for COVID-19?

    April 7, 2020

    Most people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, recover on their own. But it’s important to know when to seek medical attention. You or a family member should seek emergency care if you show signs of respiratory or cardiac distress. These include labored breathing, bluish ...

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  • A woman holds a cup of coffee, breathing in the aroma.

    Sudden Loss of Smell or Taste Could Be a Sign of COVID-19

    April 2, 2020

    A sudden loss of smell or taste can be one of the earliest signs of COVID-19. “But losing your sense of smell doesn’t mean with certainty that you have coronavirus, so don’t be alarmed,” says Dr. Sreekrishna K. Donepudi, an otolaryngologist with Memorial Hermann Medical Gr...

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  • A woman holds her computer in her lap as she virtually chats with friends.

    Tips for Convincing Doubters About the Importance of Social Distancing

    March 31, 2020

    Social distancing is a phrase regularly used in our vocabulary now. You’ve followed the recommended precautions, but a family member deems this order unnecessary. Here are tips to have an honest conversation with your loved one. How do you handle someone in your family who's not taking "soc...

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  • An assortment of take-out food boxes being held by a person donning a striped apron.

    Quarantine-d Eating

    March 27, 2020

    Whether the organic items on your shopping list are unavailable or you’re limiting your grocery store runs, many staple ingredients can be used for healthy meals and last longer than you think. Here’s how to curate a quarantine pantry and refrigerator. What are some staple ingredients...

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  • An aerial view of a desk with laptop, planner, coffee and a plant.

    Healthy at Home

    March 23, 2020

    Taking your work from office to home can be an adjustment, especially if you’re sharing the space with a partner or kiddos. Try and use this new working from home reality to create a healthy routine and keep your mental health top of mind. Many of us have quickly shifted to home offices and...

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  • A person in a doctor's office speaking with a physician.

    (Home)school is in Session

    March 20, 2020

    If you’re homeschooling during COVID-19, you’re not alone. Social distancing has become the new normal for families, and you may have questions on how to let ‘kids be kids’ while keeping everyone safe—and sane. Being inside, away from friends and displaced from routi...

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