NCFM Today - Season 2, Episode 5 - The Importance of Catching Up On Immunizations

NCFM Today

May 8 2021 • 41 mins

This month, we discuss the precipitous drop in immunization rates during the coronavirus pandemic and the need to catch up on missed vaccines as patients return to their primary care physician.  Dr. Leonard Friedland, a pediatrician and Vice President and Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Health at GSK, shares statistics about the drop in immunizations, what the impact of missing immunizations for preventable diseases could be, and how we can work to ensure patients across all life stages catch up on missed vaccines as we move forward.  Dr. Friedland reminds us of how many preventable diseases we no longer see because of immunizations and the importance of making sure patients receive their COVID-19 vaccine and other recommended immunizations.