Legacy Sees Dramatic Drop for Child Immunization Appointments in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Pediatric Medical Director Dr. Tamisha Jones Sounds Alarm, Pleads with Parents of Infants to Adhere to Vaccination Schedule

HOUSTON (April 24, 2020) – With the increased anxiety from the novel coronavirus, including the economic shutdown and government restrictions on social gatherings, many parents are actively choosing to miss their child’s annual wellness exam. At Legacy Community Health clinics, annual checkups for children over 3 years old are projected to drop nearly 94% from pre-COVID rates. The projection for children two and under is currently estimated at 88%.

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