COVID-19 Resource Center for Families of Children with Brain Tumors
Last updated Dec. 11, 2020
A child’s brain tumor diagnosis can be an incredibly isolating and complicated experience, which has been made even more isolating and complicated by the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Please know that no matter where your family lives and what stage of the pediatric brain tumor journey you are on, you are not alone.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s COVID-19 Family Resource Center has been created with you in mind using information from trusted sources, such as the public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Click the links below to find information and resources that can help families of children with brain tumors navigate COVID-19:
- Common Questions about COVID-19 and Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients
- Ways to Manage Your Family’s Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19
- Resources to Help Children and Families During COVID-19
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s most important priority is the health and well-being of patient families like yours. We are committed to serving you and to staying focused on our mission to care for families along their journey, cure all childhood brain tumors, and help survivors and families thrive.
If you think your child or a member of your family has been exposed to COVID-19 or develops a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, please call your healthcare provider for medical advice. They will work with state health departments and local health authorities to determine if you should be tested. Be sure to follow their guidance on when to come into the office or hospital and when it’s safer to stay home.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website contains valuable information about vaccine recommendations in the U.S. Click here to learn more about the following:
- How the CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations
- Vaccine information for you and your family
- Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination
If you are a pediatric brain tumor family in need of support, please reach out to our national family support team at 800-253-6530, x306 and firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here for you, and you can be assured the PBTF’s work will continue throughout and after COVID-19.