Well-child checks are very important, even in the middle of a pandemic. Galen Hilgendorf with the Daniels Health Center in St.Peter says it’s important for children to keep up on their checkups.

“Especially if they’re due to vaccinations,” said Hilgendorf. “We have a lot of different safety protocols in place.”

The Minnesota Department of Health has raised concerns over a drop in childhood vaccinations since the start of COVID-19.