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‘We have lost the benefit of herd immunity:’ Jacksonville doctor says measles outbreak a real possibility

The CDC has reported a drastic decline in the number of children vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella during the pandemic. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Have you been delaying annual checkups during COVID-19? We know it can be unsettling going to a hospital or doctor’s office in the middle of a pandemic when you are trying to avoid contact, but there are certain visits doctors say you shouldn’t avoid.

Duval’s top health official concerned about lack of vaccinations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As kids head back to school there’s a real concern about their health beyond the coronavirus and it’s something parents can control. According to the Florida Department of Health in Duval County, more than half of the county’s four year-olds and nearly 30 percent of five year-olds are not fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

Parents urged to maintain child vaccination schedules despite pandemic

Stay-at-home orders and virtual learning meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have also lowered the number of families using immunizations services, local health officials said. Just because your student isn’t attending in-person school doesn’t mean you should skip routine vaccinations, Duval County health officials said.