Colorado’s Already Low Childhood Vaccination Rates Plummet as Parents Put Off Doctor Visits

Colorado Sun | Michael Booth

“We give vaccines because they’re extremely important for both their own children’s health and the health and safety of the pediatric and adult population in general… The worst-case scenario in this would be dealing with this crisis and also a measles outbreak or an increase in whooping cough.””

Whether under stay-at-home or safer-at-home orders, many families are just being more cautious about leaving the house with their young children. Unfortunately, that means many children are not receiving scheduled immunizations they would receive at regular doctor visits. Now health providers are worry about other outbreaks that may occur in the near future.

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