As the Coronavirus Pandemic Wears On, a Need for Routine Child Vaccines
MONTHS INTO THE coronavirus pandemic, pediatricians are still worried about a slowdown in childhood vaccinations in the U.S.
In mid-March, as President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency and states implemented stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidance, non-emergency health care ground largely to a halt, including for children. A federal report indicated routine child vaccinations plummeted through at least mid-April, and while medical visits for some specialties had rebounded relatively well as of late June, pediatric appointments remained far below normal, according to an analysis from The Commonwealth Fund.
Source: USA News