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With Childhood Vaccinations Down, Cincinnati Children's Holds Vaccination Event


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has seen as much as a 20% drop in childhood vaccinations under the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a concerning trend that, if left unchecked, could lead to a "twindemic" that's a threat from both the coronavirus pandemic and a measles outbreak. <--break->

Now, Cincinnati Children’s has partnered with several local health agencies in coordination with the American Academy of Pediatrics to hold a day long vaccination event on Dec. 5.

The first event is at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Pediatric Primary Care Center, 2nd Floor, 3430 Burnet Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The second event is at the UC Health Hoxworth Clinic, 2nd Floor, 3130 Highland Avenue, from noon to 4 p.m.

For transportation assistance call 1-866-642-9279 48 hours in advance.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss childhood vaccines isCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center General Pediatrician and University of CincinnatiDepartment of Pediatrics Professor Mona Mansour, MD.

Listen to Cincinnati Edition live at noon M-F. Audio for this segment will be uploaded after 4 p.m. ET.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the new host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.