Did you know? August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
As Virginia emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccinating adults and eligible children against COVID-19 is top-of-mind. But, other vaccinations are just as important. Read on for some key information about immunizations, including important changes in what is now required before children can attend school in Virginia.
Childhood Immunizations Fell Behind During the Pandemic
As stay-at-home orders were implemented during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, childhood vaccinations and well-child checkups fell noticeably. While checkups and vaccinations among some age groups (newborns, in particular) have nearly rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, rates among others (teens, in particular) remain far behind previous years’.