Staying Current With Routine Vaccines During COVID-19
The health and safety of our communities is critical, especially now, and maintaining your child's vaccinations is an important part of this. Continuing to vaccinate young children on time is the best way to protect them from 16 preventable diseases and prevent additional outbreaks of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) agree that maintaining routine childhood immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. Health care providers are utilizing a variety of strategies to protect children during visits; after all, your child's health and safety is your provider's number one priority. Contact your child's provider before scheduling an appointment to learn about health precautions being taken to keep your family safe during office visits.
Below are additional resources to help maintain your child's immunizations throughout the pandemic:
- Where to go to get vaccinated | Vaccines.gov
- Is it safe to see the pediatrician for vaccines and medical visits? | Harvard Health Blog
- Request your child's immunization record | Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Maintaining Routine Immunizations During the Pandemic: An Urgent Growing Need | Team Vaccine
- Blog: There's No Vaccine (Yet) for COVID-19, But You Can Prevent 14 Other Diseases | Bright by Text
Are you a health care provider? Visit our COVID-19 provider resource page.