1 in 5 kids miss vaccinations due to pandemic

Most parents who delayed immunisations were worried about catching COVID-19, shows the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne' survey

One in five preschool children have missed a routine immunisation since March mainly owing to COVID-19 fears, a survey of parents has revealed

And about one third of children who have become injured or unwell during the pandemic have had healthcare delayed or avoided, shows the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne's report.

The report show it is “critical” to remind parents as the pandemic continues of the importance of staying up-to-date with immunisations, says RCH paediatrician