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Back-to-school checkups are important – this year more than ever

As your child prepares return to campus after a long year of virtual and hybrid learning, it’s also a good time to plan for their annual physical. Along with vision and dental screenings, kids...

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Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids 12+? How do we know? Visit our COVID-19 vaccine page for more information or to make an appointment. Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer) approved for children...

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Q&A: Kids and the COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, parents and caregivers have a lot of questions about how best to keep their kids healthy and well. Below, our experts answer some frequently asked...

Take care of yourself and your children this flu season

The number of vaccines administered to kids and adults in Oregon dropped dramatically during the first half of this year, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Hospitals are actively responding...

What to expect at your child’s yearly visit

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there are some things that shouldn’t be put on hold – including your child’s health care needs. An annual physical exam, along with vision and dental...

Your flu vaccine questions, answered

Why should my family get vaccinated for flu this season? Last year’s flu season was one of the highest severity flu seasons on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The power of immunization

I am a millennial, and as a member of the generation that includes the children of baby boomers, I’ve been spoiled. Our generation hasn’t seen the kids wearing braces as a result of polio. We...

2015 in review: It’s all about the patients

Social media is great for connecting families, patients, employees, donors and community members with one another and with the hospital as a whole. We love sharing Doernbecher stories and news to...

Get smart, stay safe: a back-to-school checklist

Lunchbox? Check. School supplies purchased? Check. Perfect first-day-of-school outfit planned? Check. Back-to-school season is, once again, upon us. Below, we share a few important health...