CDC Numbers Show Chicago Students Behind Peers In Vaccinations

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — Chicago school students return to classes Tuesday and one new analysis shows they may already be falling behind their peers in an important area.

Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say roughly 90 percent of children in Chicago have been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

That’s close to the national average, but it’s lower than similar numbers for the entire state of Illinois, as well as Indiana and Wisconsin.

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In addition, vaccination rates in New York City are around 95 percent.

But Chicago Department of Public Health chief medical officer Doctor Julie Morita denies the city’s numbers are significantly lower, citing a margin of error around five percent.

She also points out that the percentage of kids vaccinated against measles has gone up three percent in the last year.

“The reason we’re this…

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