Uptown in the News
August 17, 2003
Although a national survey says Asian-American children rank highest in getting immunizations for childhood diseases, a local study says language and cultural barriers may result in problems for Chicago-area children in the future.
A nine-month study by the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois on six Asian communities in Chicago identified barriers that prevent children from getting immunization: language problems, cost, a lack of explanation on health information, difficulty in scheduling appointments and choice of quality providers.
The communities included were Chinese, Laotian, Cambodian, Korean, Vietnamese and South Asian.
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