The Wellness Roundup With Dr. Jill

Vaccine Preventable Diseases: NJ.com interviews Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino from Healthy Kids Pediatrics

As families stay home, fewer kids are getting vaccines. It’s another obstacle schools face in reopening. By Amanda Hoover- NJ.com

Dr. Jill was interviewed by NJ.com last week. The article features her guidance for keeping the kids in our country healthy and safe. It also explains some of the specific measures our practice has taken these past 2 months to ensure that HKP families continued to receive the best pediatric care possible despite the challenges.

“The fear of coronavirus is making people not want to vaccinate,” said Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino, owner of Healthy Kids Pediatrics in Nutley. “This unfortunate potential of vaccine-preventable illnesses, that’s the thing that’s scaring pediatricians the most. If we don’t vaccinate, we’re going to decrease herd immunity. These are not benign illnesses.”

“…[Dr. Jill] said her practice has separated well and sick children, seeing those with symptoms curbside. She said she requires children within her practice to receive vaccinations…”

Click on this link to view the full article and additional quotes.

Thank you, Dr. Jill!

HKP 👍

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