At Texas Children’s Health Plan, the safety and health of our members are our top priorities. We are proud to be your choice for care and thank you for being part of our Texas Children’s family.
What is COVID-19? What does it mean for children, women, and the immunocompromised?
COVID-19, also commonly known as COVID, is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly changing, and new variants of the virus are expected to occur. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants persist. Numerous variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being tracked in the United States and globally during this pandemic.
The Delta variant is the current variant of most concern and the one that has caused the most hospitalizations in children and adults who are immunocompromised. The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Symptoms of COVID-19
If your child needs a COVID-19 test OR has any of the following symptoms:
Loss of taste or smell
Nausea or vomiting
No matter where you live, we urge you to register for a COVID-19 vaccine through any of the booking systems around the state.
Texas Children’s Health Plan will offer COVID-19 vaccines at all Texas Children’s Hospitals; select Texas Children’s Pediatrics offices throughout Houston, College Station and Austin; The Center for Children and Women; and Houston area schools and churches.
Need transportation services to get your COVID-19 vaccine?
We will get you there! Call Veyo at (346) 232-4130 or toll free at (888) 401-0170 to book your free ride.