Colorado Kids Catching Up On Routine Vaccinations, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

The Denver Post | Meg Wingerter

“Vaccination rates dropped less for children younger than 3 than for older groups, but any drop in infants and toddlers is especially concerning, because they haven’t had the initial doses that partially protect older kids if they’re late on a booster shot.”

Overall vaccination rates have dropped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new vaccinations decreasing by 38% between mid-March and mid-April of 2020. This improved as COVID vaccines started to roll out, but children receiving shots were still down by 7% between April and October of 2021, compared to pre-pandemic. Meg Wingerter of The Denver Post examines why it is essential to get our children’s vaccinations back on track.

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