Vaccination rates in New York City have been falling during this crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.
“Getting your child vaccinated is essential work, getting your child vaccinated is a reason to leave your home,” de Blasio said.
CNN has previously reported a nationwide drop in vaccinations.
Here's what the drop in New York City looks like:
- The number of administered doses of vaccines are down 63% overall.
- For children younger than 2, it's down 42%
- For children older than 2, it's down 91%
The mayor noted vaccines are critical to protect children and communities.
“Let’s protect our kids and protect each other by making sure all our children are vaccinated” de Blasio said.