The pandemic has caused many parents to delay routine care, including things like dental cleanings and checkups. Because annual appointments are when many kids receive their scheduled vaccinations, those who missed their yearly checkups may also have missed vaccines.
You may be wondering what to do if your child is behind on their vaccines and whether the Covid-19 vaccine affects back-to-school vaccines. What about herd immunity and booster shots? And will we need to think about the flu shot this fall as well?
As we head into another school year shaped by the pandemic, our webinar will help answer your top questions and concerns. In addition to our esteemed experts, we're joined by three parents who ask their most pressing questions.
Watch the webinar.
Christina M. Cwynar, DNP, CPNP-PC, PMHNP-BC
Board Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP
This resource was created with support from Merck.
Merck Back to School Vaccines
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many parents to delay routine care, including appointments like dental cleanings and checkups. Annual check ups are when many kids receive their scheduled vaccinations, therefore those who missed their yearly checkups may also have missed vaccines. For adolescents and young adults, routine vaccinations greatly decreased at the beginning of the pandemic and have not yet rebounded. As students go back to school, it is important that parents and caregivers are equipped with evidence-based information about how to catch up on childhood vaccinations and follow the latest guidelines. For more information, be sure to contact your healthcare provider and visit the links provided below.
- Tips for a Safe and Healthy Return to School
- Getting Caught Up on Back-to-School Vaccines
- Herd Immunity: What It Is and What It Has to Do With Your Child
- What You Need to Know About Back-to-School Vaccines
- Back-to-School Ready: A Conversation About Vaccines With Leading Experts and Parents Webinar