Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor’s Visits

The New York Times | Jan Hoffman

“We know our vaccine rates were already tenuous, so any additional hit to that is a great worry,” said Dr. Elizabeth Meade, president of the state’s chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Families with young children are postponing well-child health care visits, including vaccinations, to avoid the spread of COVID-19. As The New York Times reports, this may leave millions of children vulnerable to the measles and other illnesses.

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