Why Are Childhood Vaccination Rates Falling In Chicago?

Local health officials say the slip in vaccination rates point to a “COVID-19 effect” on access to care.

Why Are Childhood Vaccination Rates Falling In Chicago?
In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, Starr Roden, left, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, administers a vaccination to Jonathan Detweiler, 6, at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Experts are finding that the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to delayed well-child check-ups across the country due to fear of coronavirus exposure. Paul Vernon / AP Photo
Why Are Childhood Vaccination Rates Falling In Chicago?
In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, Starr Roden, left, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, administers a vaccination to Jonathan Detweiler, 6, at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Experts are finding that the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to delayed well-child check-ups across the country due to fear of coronavirus exposure. Paul Vernon / AP Photo

Why Are Childhood Vaccination Rates Falling In Chicago?

Local health officials say the slip in vaccination rates point to a “COVID-19 effect” on access to care.

Reset takes a closer look at vaccination challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic and what local health organizations are doing to raise awareness around the issue.

GUESTS: Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago bureau chief

Ted Hufstader, director of quality and practice transformation at Esperanza Health Centers

Jamal Malone, chief executive officer of Ada S. McKinley Community Services