Vaccines are important. While the attention has been on the COVID-19 vaccine, there are other routine, life-saving vaccines that are necessary for good health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted a significant and troubling drop-off in the delivery of essential immunizations because of the COVID-19 pandemic1. While it may be more challenging to keep up with important health care appointments and vaccines, it’s important to continue with your preventive care for children, adolescents, and adults. Call your doctor and schedule your well-visits and vaccinations today. vaccinationsarentvirtual. (Video link courtesy of Merck).

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Pediatric Vaccine Ordering and Administration — United States, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. May 15, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6919e2-H.pdf. Accessed June 12, 2020

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