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UNICEF Warns Parents Against Skipping Routine Vaccination of Children Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


Representative Image. People stand in a queue to buy vegetables during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown in Vijayawada. (Photo: PTI)

The United Nations agency said developing and war torn countries can not afford to face additional outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases as health services are working on COVID-19 response.

  • AFP
  • Last Updated: March 27, 2020, 9:15 AM IST

Kabul: The novel coronavirus pandemic that has forced billions of people across the globe to stay home is making parents skip routine immunisations for their kids, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF warned Thursday.

The phenomenon is being aggravated by overburdened ...


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