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Pediatricians acknowledge it’s a confusing time for parents. The messaging early on in the pandemic was to stay away from doctors’ offices unless it's an emergency. Now doctors say we’re past that panic, but still as many as 80% of children are not being taken to the doctor.
Dr. Rupin Thakkar works at Swedish Pediatrics in Edmonds. He is concerned not enough children are coming in for their check-ups and immunizations.
“Our fear right now is we could end up with an outbreak of something like measles, whooping cough or meningitis already in the midst of a pandemic,” said Thakkar. “Those diseases are even more serious for kids to get and more deadly than coronavirus."
Read the full article on the Kiro 7 website.