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Parents reluctant to get kids under 5 vaccinated against COVID-19

A health worker inoculates a child with a dose of the CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 during a vaccination campaign in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, on January 31, 2022, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Norberto Duarte/AFP via Getty Images)
A health worker inoculates a child with a dose of the CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 during a vaccination campaign in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, on January 31, 2022, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Norberto Duarte/AFP via Getty Images)

The government approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children under five in June, but across the country, there aren’t many takers. In Chicago, only 1 in 10 children under 5 has received their first dose.

WBEZ’s Lisa Phillip reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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