Don’t let COVID-19 prevent your child’s annual doctor visit

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Valley News - Health
Dr. Donna O’Shea, UnitedHealthcare The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way of life in California, the country and across the world. In recent months, stay-at-home orders, mask wearing and social distancing measures have created a “new normal,” and everyone has put activities on hold to reduce the spread of the virus. But one activity that they should not put on hold is a child’s annual doctor visit. As people start preparing for fall, there is no better time than now to schedule a well-child visit and make sure every child’s immunization records are up-to-date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders have resulted in declines in outpatient pediatric visits and fewer vaccine doses being administered, lea
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