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Number of Childhood and Adolescent Vaccinations Administered Before and After the COVID-19 Outbreak in Colorado

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As a consequence of the social distancing measures that have been implemented in many parts of the United States, medical visits to primary care physicians have dropped as some parents and patients worry that they could be put at risk for contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).1 The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidance suggesting that preventive visits, including vaccination, should continue, particularly for younger children.2 In this report, we assessed the number of childhood and adolescent vaccinations administered in the months before and after the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Colorado.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 13199 E Montview Blvd, Ste 300, Aurora, CO 80045 (sean.oleary@cuanschutz.edu).

Accepted for Publication: May 20, 2020.

Published Online: December 7, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.4733

Author Contributions: Dr Severson had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: O’Leary.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: O’Leary, Roth, Severson.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: O’Leary, Trefren, Moss, Kempe.

Statistical analysis: Moss, Severson.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Trefren, Roth.

Supervision: O’Leary, Kempe.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

References
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Mehrotra  A , Chernew  M , Linetsky  D , Hatch  H , Cutler  D . The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on outpatient visits: a rebound emerges. The Commonwealth Fund. Published May 19, 2002. Accessed October 28, 2020. https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/2020/apr/impact-covid-19-outpatient-visits
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American Academy of Pediatrics. Guidance on providing pediatric ambulatory services via telehealth during COVID-19. Updated May 8, 2020. Accessed April 17, 2020. https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/guidance-on-providing-pediatric-ambulatory-services-via-telehealth-during-covid-19/
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Hofstetter  AM , DuRivage  N , Vargas  CY ,  et al.  Text message reminders for timely routine MMR vaccination: a randomized controlled trial.   Vaccine. 2015;33(43):5741-5746. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.042Google ScholarCrossref
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Kempe  A , Saville  AW , Dickinson  LM ,  et al.  Collaborative centralized reminder/recall notification to increase immunization rates among young children: a comparative effectiveness trial.   JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(4):365-373. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3670Google ScholarCrossref
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