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Child immunization rates drop due to pandemic raising concerns as schools start

Voice of OC, Aug. 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Child immunization rates drop due to pandemic raising concerns as schools start

Amy DePaul is Voice of OC Healthy Communities Editor and a lecturer in the University of California, Irvine Literary Journalism program. She writes, “As the school year begins – though still mostly virtual at this point – state and local public health officials are standing firmly behind immunization requirements, concerned because many Orange County youngsters have fallen behind on their shots during the pandemic.”