• By Jennifer O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Stay up to date on routine vaccinations

October 8, 2020
close up of a nurse with blue surgical gloves giving a flu shot in the upper arm of a patient

Pediatricians and family physicians are alerting parents that it’s important to keep their children up to date on routine vaccinations, whether or not children attend in-person school. "We’ve had a number of difficulties with the COVID-19 pandemic that actually resulted in children missing months of well-child visits in which routine vaccines were given," says Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Jacobson discusses childhood vaccinations and the extra importance of getting a flu vaccination this year during the pandemic.


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