COVID-19 INFORMATION Resources and Updates

The UF Department of Pediatrics is here for you and your family during these challenging times! We have created this page with helpful resources and information for our patients, their families, and our staff.

For Patients & Families

Stay at home

Resources for Kids and Families

We have compiled a list of helpful resources, including activities to do at home, to help you and your family during this very challenging time.

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COVID-19 News & Videos

UF Health pediatrics expert answers questions…

UF Health pediatrics expert Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., discusses what parents should know about the shots.

Sonja Rasmussen

UF Health Shands Pediatrician reacts to…

“The American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups are really strongly recommending the vaccine,” said UF Health Shands Pediatrician and…

Sonja Rasmussen

Gainesville cardiologists discuss COVID-19…

Dr. Jennifer Co-Vu is a Pediatric Cardiologist at UF Health Shands. She says it has been proven that myocarditis occurs most commonly by contracting…

Jennifer Co-Vu


If you have general questions about COVID-19 and how it affects children, please email us at

**DISCLAIMER: UF Health Department of Pediatrics has set up this email for general questions only. Any questions that are specific to a person or a person’s medical condition will not be answered. If you have specific questions about your child, please contact your doctor.**

For Faculty & Staff

The Bridge

For the most up-to-date information from UF Health regarding COVID-19, please visit the Bridge. Note to access Bridge you must be connected to a UF Health network, VPN, or Peds VDI.

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UF Health

Get the latest updates from UF Health Shands Hospital regarding the Coronavirus.

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

College of Medicine

Find up-t-date information about COVID-19 from the UF College of Medicine.

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University of Florida

The university has created a webpage that provides information for students, faculty and staff about the Coronavirus.

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CDC releases planning guide for bivalent COVID vaccine boosters for children

Supporting children with disabilities in a world disrupted by COVID

CDC OKs updated COVID vaccine boosters for adolescents, adults

FDA grants EUAs to bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters for adolescents, adults

Additional Resources

Community Resources


Find helpful tips and information about the Coronavirus from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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Florida Health Department

The FL DOH website has helpful information specific to the state of Florida.


Alachua County

Find important updates from Alachua County through their website.

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