Making Routine Childhood Immunization a Priority During COVID-19
Maintaining routine immunization for infants and children is essential, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. By implementing practical strategies to continue providing routine immunization, clinicians can help protect their patients from vaccine-preventable diseases, while protecting themselves and the public.
This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Pfizer.
Anne Pham-Huy, MD, FRCPC
Christine Palmay, Hons BArt+Sci, MD, CCFP
After viewing this expert brief, participants will be better able to:
- Describe the importance of continued routine childhood immunization during the pandemic
- Highlight which patient populations should be prioritized for vaccination
- Implement infection control measures, as recommended by NACI and CPS, to minimize spread of the virus when providing immunization services
- Establish a strategy to catch up on missed vaccinations