Immunizations

At a hearing last weekend about a Colorado bill on vaccination, Dr. Reginald Washington had originally planned to make several urgent points in support of the bill. 

First, that diseases like measles are resurging, and they’re serious. (He’d know. He’s treated patients with complications from measles and pertussis.) Second, due to COVID-19, children are missing well-child visits and skipping vaccinations, putting them at risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

This post was updated May 1 with additional information

It's World Immunization Week, but there's evidence that vaccinations are down as checkups get postponed or skipped due to worries about getting exposed to the new coronavirus.

Health Watch: Immunizations and staying healthy

Dec 24, 2014

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Dr. Trudy Larson, director of the School of Community Health Sciences, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, talks about immunizations and keeping our community healthy. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada School of Medicine.