If you are the parent of a child at home, you have certainly had your fair share of stressors, concerns, and distractions during 2020. While many unknowns remain around the current state of COVID-19, personal work situations, and education plans, there is one thing that has not changed - the recommendation to stay up to date with childhood vaccinations and immunizations.
Pediatric vaccinations across the country were alarmingly down this spring. The Connecticut Department of Health reported state-supplied vaccines were down 13% in March and 43% in April 2020 versus those same months in 2019. This decline is not just a concern in Connecticut, or just in the U.S. — it’s a global issue.