The Public Health Agency (PHA), the Health and Social Care Board and a senior paediatric consultant are urging parents and carers to be vigilant of other childhood illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are reassuring them that help and support is available for those who need medical attention.
Dr Joanne McClean, Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the PHA, said: “We know that parents want to do the very best they can to protect and care for their children. While it is essential to be aware of and follow the guidance associated with COVID-19, it is also important that parents trust their instinct. If you feel your child is unwell and needs medical attention, please seek help.
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