08/24/2020- Some parents are playing catch-up on their children’s vaccines and with school right around the corner, doctors are encouraging them to get that done as soon as possible. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, many people opted out of visiting their healthcare provider for scheduled vaccinations. However, Aurora BayCare Medical Center Pediatrician Dr. Donald Beno says medical facilities again have the capacity to take on these types of visits and he adds that putting them off longer could open the door to bigger issues.

And, although masking and social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus may also lead to a milder flu season, Dr. Beno says getting the flu shot should still be one everyone’s to-do list.

Though parents may be wary about taking their children to the doctor’s office, Dr. Beno says there are precautions in place to protect patients from exposure to COVID-19 while receiving other types of important care, including vaccines.