Wellness Wednesday: Staying Up-To-Date On Childhood Vaccinations
Data shows routine childhood vaccinations fell sharply in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic as stay-at-home orders and other restrictions went into effect.
Although vaccination rates began to rebound last summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn the lag in inoculations could pose “a serious public health threat” and open the door for outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough.
Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we explore the warning from pediatricians about making sure children are up-to-date on their shots.
- Dr. Sara Bode, primary care physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and director of the hospital’s school health programs
- Grace Clark-Hibbs, MDA, RDN, Oregon-based registered dietician, blogger, “Nutrition with Grace”
- Dr. Aristide Merola, neurologist, director of Ohio State’s Center for Parkinson Disease and other Movement Disorders
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