Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has published an excellent guide to maintaining childhood vaccinations during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The piece warns that current factors related to the pandemic are creating a situation in which many children may be missed routine vaccines. This could result in a large population of unimmunized or under-immunized children and an increase in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD).
The article continues by reporting data from the CDC on the circulation of VPDs between January and March 2020. In addition, it lays out solutions to continuing well child visits and routine vaccines. It ends with resources, some of which we listed in last weeks blog post Immunization Guidelines During COVID-19.
Be sure to check out this timely resource to assist your practice in maintaining routine immunizations.