It has never been more important to adhere to pediatric vaccine, developmental screening and well-child visit guidelines. And yet during the COVID-19 pandemic, immunization rates have fallen approximately 50%. As social distancing restrictions ease throughout the country, unvaccinated children and teens will be at higher risk for contracting preventable diseases such as measles, meningitis or whooping cough. Loyola Medicine pediatrician Nadia Qureshi, MD, explains why regular check-ups are so important for children, and why it's safe to return to your doctor's office for care. For more information, please visit https://www.loyolamedicine.org/resumption-services or call 888-584-7888.