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Healthcare expert's advice on preventative vaccines during COVID-19 pandemic

Why routine vaccines are important during COVID-19
Posted at 8:34 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 10:44:00-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Healthcare experts say they're seeing a steady decline in routine vaccinations, this year.

"While there is a lot of focus on the Covid-19 vaccine and the pandemic, we must not forget the vaccines that are around prevention," said Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, with UnitedHealthcare.

Out of a long list of preventative vaccines, she says some of the most critical ones protect people from pneumonia, shingles, measles, mumps, rubella, and the flu.

Immunization can protect your loved ones from serious diseases.

In this segment, Dr. Hernandez shares why non-covid vaccinations are just as important during the pandemic.

She recommends that people of all ages talk to their doctor about all the benefits and side effects.

“A lot of practices have already enlisted to become covid vaccine centers, so it’s also a good thing those lines of communications stay open between the patient and the doctor.”

For more information on preventative care, click here.

For routine vaccinations, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.