Vanderbilt Health is here to provide the best possible health care, whether you need COVID testing, vaccination or treatment. Scroll this page to find info about care and policies at Vanderbilt Health and links to helpful resources.
Call 911 if you or your child experience life-threatening symptoms.
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or lethargy
- Bluish lips or face
Planning to visit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt? See specific COVID information for parents and caregivers.
We urge everyone to
- Stay current on recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters
- Remind your loved ones to get vaccinated
- Take steps to reduce your risk of infection – and of infecting others – with COVID-19, the flu and other serious and easily spread infections
Commonsense steps to reduce spread of this virus and others that cause flu or colds include
- Wearing masks in public, especially among crowds and indoors
- Washing hands well and often
- Keeping distance from others in public settings
- Covering coughs and sneezes with handkerchiefs or your inner arm/sleeve
- Staying home if you feel sick, especially if you have a fever
We also recommend home testing – with clinic follow-up on positive results – if you've had a known exposure before any travel or public gathering and if you feel unwell. This helps prevent exposing others, and helps Identify COVID-19 illness soon enough to make anti-viral treatments work better.