Saturday, July 23, 2011
A Google Map of School Immunizations
The Chicago Tribune has analysed state data for clusters of children without the required vaccinations at public and private schools in Illinois. These clusters seriously raise the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough.
To accompany the analysis the Chicago Tribune has created a Google Map that lets you search for individual schools and view the percentage of students at the school with the recommended immunizations.
The map also shows hotspots where schools don't meet these recommendations.
2010-2011 School Immunization Map