Childhood immunizations drop during COVID-19

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 62 , No. 6 , July August 2020 , Pages 209 News COVID-19

ImmunizeBC is recommending that physicians who provide routine childhood vaccinations contact the parents of their young patients to bring their vaccines up to date. The BCCDC has developed a document for physicians (Continuity, Prioritization and Safe Delivery of Immunization Services During COVID-19 Response) which provides guidance on infant and childhood immunization programs, as well as those for adults. Priority immunizations are the infant series, including the doses beginning at 2 months of age, and the 12-month doses.

Physicians who do not usually provide immunization services directly but have pediatric or high-risk adult patients in their practice can encourage parents and others to continue with immunization services through their local health unit.

. Childhood immunizations drop during COVID-19. BCMJ, Vol. 62, No. 6, July, August, 2020, Page(s) 209 - News, COVID-19.



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