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Study tracks decreases in vaccinations among older adults

A CDC study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report tracked decreases in routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic among Medicare beneficiaries, comparing data from January to July 2019 and January to July 2020, with declines of 70% to 89% seen in mid-April 2020, compared with the previous year's rates. Asian Medicare beneficiaries had the biggest decline in vaccinations, compared with beneficiaries of other ethnicities.

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