May 2, 2020

Coronavirus: Parents urged to keep up child vaccinations

NHS England says it is still offering essential vaccinations and is appealing to parents not to miss appointments for their children during the pandemic. Public Health Wales said this week that it had seen a small drop in routine vaccination numbers. Vaccinations routinely given in schools, such as the human papillomavirus jab offered to older children, are currently suspended - but may be available from individual clinics. Last month Unicef warned of future measles outbreaks around the world, as a result of vaccination delays due to the pandemic. It was launched when the number of routine vaccinations the surgery was doing dropped from 12 per week to just three because parents were afraid to come in.

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