You’ve been sticking closer to home to stay safe from COVID-19. What should you do if it’s time for you or your child to get a vaccine?
Don’t skip it. Avoiding vaccines increases the risk for several other dangerous diseases. Even in these times, it’s important to keep up with your family’s vaccine schedule. In fact, there may be added reason to do so. If you end up with both COVID-19 and another illness at the same time, your care may be more complicated. It makes sense to do all you can to prevent other diseases.
What if you’ve fallen a bit behind on vaccines? It’s a common issue. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found an alarming drop in childhood vaccinations early in the pandemic. Over a one-month period, doctors ordered 2.5 million fewer doses of childhood vaccines than the year before.
Vaccines protect you and your children against serious—and sometimes deadly—diseases. So be sure to schedule any vaccines that are due now. And catch up on any that are late.
You’re thinking twice about where you go these days. But visiting your doctor for a vaccination is one of the smartest choices you can make.
Get your flu shot
Flu season in Colorado usually peaks in December, January and February. With the added complication of the COVID-19 virus, it’s more important than ever to get your flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. See your doctor or local clinic and get yours today!