Safety Measures in Childhood Vaccine Clinic Visits During COVID-19
Grant M. Gallagher
Is it still safe to take your child to get a vaccine during the pandemic? According to experts, there are safety measures in place for this critically important task.
Debra Goff, PharmD, professor at The Ohio State University, discusses the critical import of childhood vaccination amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
In part one, Dr. Goff describes the rush to "Just in Case" prescribing of antibiotics early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when less was known about the clinical course of the disease. See part one here.
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A new national survey conducted by Orlando Health shows two-thirds of parents are still nervous to take their kids to their pediatrician's office due to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
"It is imperative that parents keep their routine wellness visits with their child's pediatrician," Alix Casler, MD, a pediatrician and chair of the Department of Pediatrics for Orlando Health Physician Associates, said. "While we are doing as many visits as possible virtually, coming in for vaccinations is important not only for protecting your child, but also to preserve herd immunity against these terrible diseases."
The same survey finds the vast majority of parents (84%) believe vaccines are the best way to protect their children from infectious diseases, but if parents decide to wait on these vaccines an outbreak of disease previously controlled could happen quickly.