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Pediatricians Want Parents to Keep Children's Vaccination Appointments amid Coronavirus []


By Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE, April 17, 2020

With social distancing in full effect due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, parents are wondering if and when it’s OK to take their kids to the doctor, whether for a routine appointment or if their child is sick.

While it’s important that families stay home when they can, health experts say parents should not skip routine appointments, especially those that involve vaccinations.

“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that we keep up with [routine] check-ups and we prioritize those under 2 because that’s who gets the vaccines, and they need that protection,” Dr. Sara H. Goza, M.D., president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) tells PEOPLE.

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