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Pandemic causes serious drop in wellness checks, routine vaccinations

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, some parents are worried that not everyone will get their MMR immunizations.

Global public health leaders said more than 100-million children may not get their measles vaccination because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Measles and Rubella Initiative found 24-low and middle-income countries paused or postponed national immunization programs due to the pandemic.

It’s a major concern, mostly due to the infection potential in those places.

Pediatricians said they are seeing significant drops in well-child visits as well as for routine vaccinations, which could pose an even greater long-term problem.

The World Health Organization reported an estimated 9.7 million cases of measles in 2018, along with more than 142,000 deaths.