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Planning the COVID-19 Vaccine with Routine Vaccinations Across All Ages

Recently The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2021 immunization schedules for children and adults, which included guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine for those who are at least 16 years old. Along with the COVID-19 vaccine, the CDC still recommends that patients stay up to date with routine immunizations protecting against the flu, pneumonia, shingles, tetanus, meningitis and other vaccine-preventable diseases. 

However, in guidance regarding the COVID-19 vaccines currently in the market (Moderna and Pfizer as of late February 2021), the CDC advises against receiving any other vaccines both two weeks before the two-dose COVID series begins and two weeks after it is complete. For most patients, this means there will be at least a six-week to eight-week window of time during which their other recommended immunizations will be on hold.

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