Paediatricians suggest that parents respect the immunization calendar for their children, despite the current crisis. The risk of contracting COVID-19 is limiting the vaccine coverage, and this may cause herd immunity to become weaker.

La Presse. Vaccination des enfants: les parents invités à respecter le calendrier. April 22, 2020.

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A large number of countries have delayed their vaccination programs because of the crisis. Before the pandemic, 86% of children worldwide were vaccinated against measles, a number below the target of 95%. In Canada, 90% of children under the age of 2 have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Immunization calendars should therefore be respected, and a large vaccination campaign should be planned after the pandemic.

La Presse. L’interruption des campagnes de vaccination inquiète l’UNICEF. April 24, 2020.

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