Houston-area organization holds meeting to discuss improving statewide childhood vaccination rates

HOUSTON – A statewide organization held a discussion with medical professionals and community to determine how to improve childhood vaccination rates caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release, the Immunization Partnership says the pandemic has kept parents from updating their children’s routine vaccines.

“Parents should not forget their children need to be up-to-date on their routine vaccinations such as measles and polio vaccines,” said Terri Burke, executive director of The Immunization Partnership. “We have life-saving vaccines available, and nothing should prevent us from protecting our children from contracting diseases that can cause serious illness, and trigger avoidable outbreaks.”

About the Author:

A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 2, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.