LOS ANGELES - Supervisor Hilda Solis is reminding Los Angeles County families to stay up to date on their immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"A healthy start in life begins with getting immunized to prevent diseases. Starting, and staying, on schedule with recommended immunizations protects our children from diseases that can spread easily and that can cause serious health problems, especially during this public health crisis," the county wrote in a press release Thursday.
Solis said they are asking families to keep up with child immunizations for preventable diseases like hepatitis B, chickenpox, measles, mumps, and whooping cough.
L.A. County doctors and healthcare providers are taking steps to make sure their clinics and offices are safe spaces where families can bring their children in for their immunizations, county officials say.
Newborn care and immunizations of infants and young children will take priority during this time, but county officials also ask that everyone – including teenagers and adults – continue with routine immunizations.
"Call your provider to learn how they have modified their spaces and their schedules in order to bring children in for their immunizations. As always, visit covid19.lacounty.gov or dial 2-1-1 for more assistance," county officials wrote in a news release.