Missed Vaccination due to Lockdown? Don’t Hesitate, Vaccinate

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Missed Vaccination due to Lockdown? Don’t Hesitate, Vaccinate

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:

  • It is preferable to give vaccinations at fixed date/day and time.
  • It is essential to stagger appointments to avoid crowding in the clinic.
  • Smaller number of caretakers should be permitted with each child.
  • All caretakers and children, except infants should wear a mask.
  • It is always essential to maintain social distancing.
  • If required Digital payment is to be encouraged.
  • Senior citizens (more than 60yrs of age) should be requested not to accompany the child to be vaccinated.

 

Disclaimer:


Issued in public interest by Pfizer Limited
Your doctor is the best resource for medical advice and information. The health information contained herein is provided for educational / awareness purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a medical practitioner and/or medical advice.


While due care and caution has been taken to ensure that the content of is free from mistakes or omissions, Pfizer makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied; as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents and will not be liable for any damages, adverse events, and personal liability arising therefrom.

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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

 

PP-PNP-IND-0388 June 20th 2020

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