Parents are Delaying Normal Childhood Vaccines Amid Pandemic, Raising New Concerns

Many people have understandably been staying away from hospitals and medical offices during the coronavirus pandemic. But in some cases that could be leading to other problems.

One issue is that parents have been delaying vaccines for their children, and now vaccination rates are 63% below normal levels. The city is directing people to 1,000 vaccination sites that are not in hospitals, accoding to City Councilmember Mark Levine, who leads the council’s Health Committee. To find one near you, call 844-NYC-4NYC.

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