As schools reopen across the country, pediatricians are playing a crucial role in helping parents navigate their children’s health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One of their top concerns is the nationwide decline in routine vaccinations and well-child check-ups. Dr. Zachary Hoy, pediatric infectious disease specialist at TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Pediatrix affiliate Nashville Pediatric Infectious Disease in Tennessee, explains that most practices have implemented new protocols to ensure safe visits. “By now, I feel like most clinics have good policies in place for sick or back-to-school visits, so we’re encouraging parents to schedule those check-ups and vaccinations they might have been putting off,” said Dr. Hoy. He noted that most parents understand the new reality, and they’re starting to feel more comfortable coming in with new procedures in place. “Schools will be the same way,” Hoy said. “This school year will look different, but soon everyone will get used to the new normal.”

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