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should parents take babies for initial vaccines right now during the covid pandemic? what about toddlers and up who are due for vaccines?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a position statement advising all parents to have their kids under 2 get their routine vaccinations on time. Some vaccine preventable diseases like whooping cough are most deadly in the under 1 yr age group.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: There are a number of providers who have infant/ child immunizations done by appointment now - one patient at a time. They allow for time between patients to clean the area. So, yes immunizations are still recommended.

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