Doctors reported a significant decrease in vaccinations of children, as parents sit with them at home during a pandemic coronavirus.
Now pediatricians convince parents to vaccinate their children, stating that it can be done safely and easily.
During a briefing at COVID-19 may 20 new York mayor bill de Blasio urged parents to vaccinate their children for their own safety.
The Department of health observed a 63% decrease of administered doses of vaccine from March 23 to may 9, compared with the same period last year.
In addition, the city decreased the number of vaccinations for children aged 2 years and under at 42%, and for children older than two years — 91%.
The center for disease control stated that in the first four months 2020 was commissioned approximately 2.5 million fewer doses of childhood vaccines compared to the 2019 year. It was also reported about the dangerous decline in the number of measles vaccines — 250 000 people.
Vaccinations are offered free of charge to more than 1000 centers of new York in the framework of the program “Vaccines for children” (Vaccines for Children). To make an appointment, parents and guardians should call the health care provider of your child or call the number 844-NYC-4NYC.