What on earth did schools expect? For months, parents have been told to keep their kids home. ALL non-emergency medical care was put on hold. And so yes, vaccine rates have "crashed." Can't wait to see what else crashes. Maybe food allergies. Asthma. Speech delays. Seizures. SIDS. (We may have already seen this beginning.) Autism. Developmental delays.
There's panic. And schools are trying to mandate that kids get up to date for September 1st. Massachusetts just passed a flu vaccine MANDATE for school aged children in the dark of night. Pay attention. Doctors are worried about whooping cough?
Vaccination rates crash amid COVID. WA requires students be up-to-date by 1st day of school Read more here: https://www.theolympian.com/news/state/washington/article245055550.html#storylink=cpy
As Washington state vaccination rates plummet amid COVID-19, medical professionals are reminding families that students need to be up to date on their vaccinations by the first day of school this year even if they are returning remotely.
Doctors worry that not doing so could lead to outbreaks of other diseases and a strain on a health care system that’s trying to control the spread of COVID-19.
“The last thing we need right now with COVID is another measles outbreak or a whooping cough outbreak. To me, that would just put an extra burden on the health system,” said Dr. Carrie Jenner, a CHI Franciscan pediatrician from the Tacoma area.