The Dangers of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19

Stanford Children’s Health: Happier, Healthy Lives Blog | Kate DeTrempe

“Vaccine schedules are done this way for a reason. We are vaccinating children at the ages when they are most susceptible to these diseases, so if we wait, these children may actually wind up getting infected at a time when they are most vulnerable if they haven’t received the vaccine.”

Routine vaccination rates for children are down across the country, and pediatricians and public health officials are concerned that this trend may put us at greater risk of future outbreaks of other illnesses. This blog from Stanford Children’s Health urges families to maintain routine vaccination appointments during the pandemic.

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