22News InFocus: Maintaining children’s health and well being during the COVID-19 crisis


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)–The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in everyone’s daily routines.

Personal health care routines, such as annual exams, screenings and vaccinations, have taken a back seat as people are hesitant to go to medical facilities out of fear of contracting the virus.

To avoid outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases and to keep children’s health protected, well child medical visits are essential.

Thursday night’s 22News InFocus discussed ways parents and guardians of children can maintain their children’s preventive and non-emergency health care with Dr. John O’Reilly, chief of General Pediatrics at Baystate Children’s Hospital.

You can watch the rest of the discussion below.

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