Yes. At Pomona Valley Health Centers (PVHC), we recommend every child continue to follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for vaccinations, even if the process looks a little different because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
It is critical for children to stay healthy, especially during this global pandemic. When children are current on their vaccinations they can better avoid preventable diseases like shingles, pneumococcal disease, influenza, and HPV and hepatitis B—both leading causes of cancer.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the importance of vaccination. We understand parents and families may have concerns about in-person visits, but staying up-to-date on vaccinations is vital for protecting children against serious vaccine-preventable diseases.
How is PVHC providing vaccinations?
Families can still bring their children to PVHC for scheduled well-child check-ups and receive vaccinations. We’re closely monitoring and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and have spaced out appointment times to limit the amount of people inside the centers at any one time.
Watch the video below to learn more about our safety precautions
These provisions will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help keep you, your family, our employees and our communities stay safe.
We want you to know that, despite the uncertainties of COVID-19, PVHC has the needs of your family covered. We are proud to offer primary care telemedicine appointments if you are in need of routine family medicine services.
Please contact one of our locations to find out if you qualify for telemedicine: