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Don’t Wait—Vaccinate

It’s Vital!

We are here for you during these tough times. You may feel nervous about going in for routine doctor visits, but many offices are taking extra steps to safely see patients. These routine visits and vaccines — or shots — are still important for your health. Call your doctor’s office today to talk about what is right for you or your child.

Don’t Wait—Vaccinate:

  • Staying at home during the COVID-19 outbreak has helped to slow the spread of the virus. Yet, it has caused some delays and lowered the number of children and adults who are getting their recommended shots.
  • It's vital that you and your family continue to protect yourselves by staying up to date on routine care and shots.
  • Postponing routine shots puts you, your family and the community at more risk for infection from deadly diseases that can be prevented.
  • When social distancing starts to ease up, infants and children who are not vaccinated could be at more risk to diseases, like measles and whooping cough.
  • Adults who are not vaccinated may now be at more risk to diseases like shingles and pneumonia.

It Is Safe to Come In:

  • Hospitals, clinics and other health care settings across the state have taken extra care to make sure patients are safe during visits.
  • Extra safety steps may include:
    • Separate visit times for sick and healthy patients.
    • Requiring that patients wear a mask to their visit.
    • Disinfecting areas in between patient visits.
    • Physical distancing in waiting rooms.
    • Asking patients to stay outside until they are called into their visit to avoid crowded waiting rooms.
    • Offering different locations for routine visits than sick visits.

Call Your Doctor:

  • To make sure you and your family are up to date on all your shots.
  • There may be longer wait times for office visits since many people may need to catch up on their shots.
  2. Don’t Wait—Vaccinate Campaign Toolkit
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