GENEVA, Ill. (WLS) -- Whether your child is going back to school virtually or in-person, health professionals are stressing the importance of vaccinations.
Many families have been staying away from the doctor's office during the pandemic.
Sarah Lonsway is a registered nurse and vaccine clinic coordinator at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
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Lonsway said she's been seeing lots of back-to-school vaccines.
If kids miss vaccines, they can get off track, endangering both themselves and others in the community.
Even though there's not yet a vaccination for COVID-19, other regularly-scheduled immunizations are also important to children's overall health, Lonsway said.
Regularly-scheduled vaccines remain vital to children's overall health, local health experts say