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Parents fearful of coronavirus delaying children’s vaccinations, medical treatment, according to poll – ABC News

About a third of parents surveyed for the National Child Health Poll have delayed medical treatment and vaccinations for their children because of coronavirus. Experts say hospitals are safe and there are alternatives, such as telehealth and drive-through vac…

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About a third of children who have been injured or unwell during the COVID-19 pandemic have had their health care delayed by a parent over concerns about contracting the virus, a survey by the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne has found.
Key points:

  • One in five children under five years of age have had vaccinations delayed
  • Telehealth consultations at the Royal Children’s Hospital have increased by up to 75 per cent
  • The hospital is setting up a drive-through v…

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