Communicating the importance of immunization to wary patients is key during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our new slideshow for the most recent CDC guidance for clinicians.
Social distancing measures put in place to reduce the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have led to decreased use of routine preventive medical services, including immunization services because many patients are scared to go out in public and particularly concerned about visiting a health care setting. Ensuring that routine vaccination is maintained or reinitiated during the current pandemic is important to protect patients from vaccine-preventable diseases, especially as influenza season approaches.
In the slideshow below, we highlight key takeaways from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic that can help clinicians ensure concerned patients are receiving the proper vaccinations.