Over the last few months, our focus has been on the Coronavirus Pandemic. But as we've taken steps to protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19, the risk is growing for other preventable diseases. That's because many people haven't been keeping up with their children's vaccinations.
State health officials say that in Minnesota, there's been a 70% drop in measles vaccine doses given compared with just one year ago. Many people have been concerned about going to a hospital or clinic for routine medical care because of fear of being exposed to COVID-19. But US Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging you to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.
Klobuchar has sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services calling on the federal government to address the decline of immunizations in Minnesota during the pandemic.