Governor JB Pritzker has maintained that having a vaccine for COVID-19 will be a huge step towards opening the state. When it comes down to vaccines though, Doctors say there are regular vaccines that your kids should be getting to stay healthy. Dana Deshon, a pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse for OSF Healthcare says that pediatric offices are safe for children to continue to get their regular shots.
According to Deshon, 1 in 5 children in the world do not have access to vaccines, and every 20 seconds a child dies from a disease that can be prevented through vaccination. The hospital is worried that there might be a surge if everyone waits till after COVID is “done” to come back and get the shots they need.
Deshon says that when there is a vaccine for COVID-19 it will be important especially for children to get the shot.
For more information on vaccines, contact your primary care physician.