Vaccination

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.

Original article: https://www.lapresse.ca/covid-19/202004/22/01-5270375-vaccination-des-enfants-les-parents-invites-a-respecter-le-calendrier.php

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.

Original article: https://www.lapresse.ca/covid-19/202004/24/01-5270833-linterruption-des-campagnes-de-vaccination-inquiete-lunicef.php