Child Immunization Appointments Still Down 50% Post-COVID

Pediatric Annual Visits for Children Over 3 Fall Drastically Below Normal in May

HOUSTON (June 14, 2020) –As Legacy Community Health continues to track the rate of pediatric annual exams to ensure children are receiving their immunizations, a look at May’s visits showed a 50% decrease from the same month in 2019 for children over three years old. Largely attributed to parents’ anxiety over exposure to COVID-19, Legacy staff are actively reaching out to parents whose child is due or past due for an annual checkup to ensure they are not falling behind on their vaccinations.

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