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Child vaccination rates going back up

At the beginning of the pandemic, pediatricians saw fewer kids coming in to be vaccinated.

MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA, Ala. — Schools are starting up again soon, and kids must get their vaccines to go back.

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At the beginning of the pandemic, pediatricians saw fewer kids coming in to be vaccinated. That's likely because people were nervous to leave the house.

COVID-19 hasn't gone anywhere, but because school is right around the corner, pediatricians say more parents are bringing their kids back in for routine check-ups.

Dr. Angelique Andrews with HAPPI Health said, "As much as we want a coronavirus vaccine, back in the days before many of us were even born, we wanted a measles vaccine in the same way because kids were getting sick and being hospitalized."

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Pediatricians say they are taking precautions and want parents to know it is safe to take their kids to the doctor's office.

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