It’s not a secret that many routine trips to the doctor have been delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but a recent report showed a worrisome trend: Fewer children in Michigan than usual are currently up to date on routine vaccines due to postponed well-child visits amid the pandemic.

Less than half of 5-month-olds in Michigan were fully up to date on all recommended vaccines in May this year, down from an average of two-thirds from 2016-19, according to data from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry cited in a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services news release.

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"Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus"


in the only study done on the flu vaccine and COVID-19, it showed an increased risk of infection by 36% in those who got the vaccine. The health department should be looking at all the data before recommendations.

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