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Oct 8 8:00am

Stay up to date on routine vaccinations

By Jennifer O'Hara, @jenohara

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Pediatricians and family physicians are alerting parents that it’s important to keep their children up to date on routine vaccinations, whether or not children attend in-person school. "We’ve had a number of difficulties with the COVID-19 pandemic that actually resulted in children missing months of well-child visits in which routine vaccines were given," says Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Jacobson discusses childhood vaccinations and the extra importance of getting a flu vaccination this year during the pandemic.

To practice safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this interview was conducted using video conferencing. The sound and video quality are representative of the technology used.

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