Get Those Shots Before School

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data has confirmed what has doctors worried: Many kids are behind on their immunizations, another COVID-19 fallout.

“We do not want to return to a time when parents had to worry their infant could die of meningitis – especially when we have a vaccine to prevent it. The COVID-19 pandemic is giving all of us a real-time education in what this vulnerability feels like,” says Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in a news release. She worries kids are also missing out on physicals and developmental screenings.

Since this month is National Immunization Awareness Month, use it as an excuse to get those shots before school starts. Wondering what shots your child needs this year? The CDC has released a schedule to help parents stay up-to-date with their kids’ immunization vaccines. 


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This article also appeared in Chicago Parent’s August 2020 magazine

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