Division of Infectious Diseases Resources
CHOP performs COVID-19 testing using PCR testing and obtains the specimen using the less invasive anterior nares testing swabs. Results of PCR tests are generally available within 24 to 48 hours. You do not need to be a current CHOP patient to schedule an appointment at a CHOP testing site. Please note testing is available by appointment only.
These short videos share personal experiences and decision-making related to receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Experts believe physical distancing (also called social distancing) will help slow the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing can be especially hard for children. This video shares some guidelines.
Learn some simple ways to prepare your child for the experience of drive-through testing for COVID-19.
A reference guide for players, parents and coaches for returning to youth sports after COVID-19 shutdowns, developed by experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Reference guides to help aide in family decision-making about child care and considerations for safe reopening of child care centers during COVID-19.
Use these strategies and suggested language to support your child throughout their COVID-19 vaccination experience.
Coming to Philadelphia Campus for an appointment? We're ready for you! Watch this video for a preview of what you can expect at your visit.
Watch this video to learn why children get fevers and when to call the doctor.
In this video, a team from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sings and dances to encourage kids, parents and hospital staff to wash their hands and help prevent the spread of infection.
PIDS is the world's largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children.
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The CDC provides helpful recommendations for staying healthy while traveling, including preventative tips and notices about infections present in various destinations.
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability.
This website provides health and research topics about allergy and infectious diseases, health and research areas of study at NIAID.
PKIDs' educates the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected.
SHEA provides guidelines for prevention and management of infections in the healthcare setting as well as educational resources for physicians and patients.
The IDSA provides infectious disease resources, including published guidelines and conferences, with a focus on prevention, education, public health and research.
The Vaccine Education Center at CHOP provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals. This includes detailed information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, the science behind vaccines, when vaccines should be given, and more.