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Keep childhood immunisation rates stable

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The COVID-19 pandemic changes and challenges daily. The race between vaccine development, vaccination rates and viral mutations continues and vaccine hesitancy is prevalent. Even more reason to make sure our other vaccination programmes continue, without interruption and at acceptable rates. Jarchow AA et al. [Lancet Infectious Disease 2021; doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30991-9] have published a simple letter but it has important considerations. There have been concerns about ensuring stable childhood immunisation rates once the local COVID-19 outbreaks turned into national outbreaks. This group in the Lothian area of Scotland has a population of around 900 000 people and around 10 000 births …

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