Prevention (including immunizations) and management of communicable diseases is considered as an “Essential Medical service”1.
It should be emphasized that “Immunization is a Core Health Service” that should be prioritized for the prevention of communicable diseases and safeguarded for continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, where feasible. Immunization delivery strategies may need to be adapted and should be conducted under safe conditions, without undue harm to health workers, caregivers and the community1.
Immunizations during a Pandemic
Due to reasons mentioned above, immunizations should be continued during COVID 19 Pandemic as immunization is an essential health activity1.
Points to remember for vaccination of infants and children during current times1:
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Adapted from: ACVIP Guidelines on Immunizations during COVID 19 Pandemic. Iapindia.org. 2020 [cited 03 June 2020]. Available from: https://iapindia.org/pdf/1455-FINAL-ADVISORY-ACVIP-Guidelines-on-Immunisations-during-COVID-19-Pandemic-skd.pdf
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