Can Kids Still Get COVID-19?

The back-to-school season is stressful enough with all of the work, activities, homework and practices to organize, so it can be even more stressful when your child starts to complain about being sick.

We all know that cold and flu season is right around the corner, but his or her illness being COVID-19 is also a possibility. Cases are rising around us, and kids and adults are all vulnerable to contracting it.

Our AFC Urgent Care Mooresville team explains more about COVID-19 this year and what symptoms to watch for, so read on to refresh your memory.

Should I Still Get Tested for COVID-19?

Getting sick is frustrating no matter what you have. Your illness will probably disrupt your routine for the next few days, and for good reason. Removing yourself from work or school can help reduce the spread and keep others around you healthy. While you may not need to test yourself for a minor cold, you should come see us right away for a rapid COVID-19 test if you are experiencing any symptoms.

You may not suffer through a serious infection, but a friend or family member of yours still might. Knowing what you are sick from can help you take the proper social distancing and quarantining precautions. Stop by any day of the week for a test and we can get your results in as little as 15 minutes.

COVID-19 Signs and Symptoms

  • Sudden fever
  • Chills
  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or muscle aches

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Still Available?

It sure is! Getting the newly reformulated COVID-19 vaccine will help boost your immune system as we head into the fall and winter months soon. The latest boosters will be available beginning in late September or October.

While the vaccine is really reliable at helping you avoid COVID-19, breakthrough cases do still happen. Keep an eye on how you feel, stay quarantined and take care of yourself while your body fights the infection. Seek medical attention right away if you notice any of the below symptoms at any point.

Serious COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Respiratory distress
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion
  • Pale, gray or blue-colored skin and lips

Feeling ill? Stop by for a COVID-19 rapid test at AFC Urgent Care Mooresville.