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Doctors warn of outbreak on horizon as childhood immunizations take dramatic drop during pandemic


A dramatic drop in the number of childhood vaccines given has doctors concerned about the possibility of an outbreak of preventable diseases like measles or whooping cough. “We’ve seen different reports showing our volumes are low in clinic, as well as the number of vaccines given out is also low,” said Children’s Hospital physician Dr. Tasha Johnson.

Johnson said their lower vaccine numbers appear to be related to the lower number of children being seen for routine checkups.