Childhood immunizations down because of COVID-19

Published: May. 26, 2020 at 7:07 PM PDT
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said there has been a decrease in childhood vaccinations because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Executive Director, Heidi Parker, said the sharp decline is not just affecting the Silver State, but the entire nation.

"At the lowest there was a 64 percent decrease and that number went up and down each day," Parker said.

Parker urges parents to make sure they stay up-to-date with their children's vaccinations because the last thing anyone wants is an outbreak in the middle of this pandemic.

"So for those entering kindergartners and middle schoolers, again a great opportunity to take advantage of what practices have been put in place and the availability of these clinics and get those kiddos in for those shots," she said.


for information on where to go for vaccinations in Nevada.

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