Routine Adult Vaccination Rates Still Low: Slow Post-lockdown Rebound

Routine adult vaccination rates have yet to reach pre-pandemic levels, according to a report in MMWR this week. Which vaccines are most affected and which groups are lagging?

In response to the potential extreme threat from the coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) spread across the globe, the United States government on On March 13, 2020, issued a declaration of national emergency that shut down all commerce and placed the need for and dispensing of health care in limbo.

Routine adult vaccinations in the first week after the national lockdown fell by up to 62% vs the same time period in 2019 and at their lowest were up to 89% lower than the previous year, according to a report just published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Have a look at the vaccines most affected, the 2020 timeline for each, and the current status.