When it comes to preventing disease, these states are better than the rest
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When it comes to preventing disease, these states are better than the rest

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With vaccines being essential for preventing disease outbreaks, especially as we enter flu season, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States that Vaccinate the Most as well as accompanying videos.

In order to find out which states vaccinate most, WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of vaccinated children to share of people without health insurance to presence of reported measles outbreaks.

Best vs. Worst

• Rhode Island has the highest influenza vaccination coverage for children, 76.20 percent, which 1.8 times higher than in Wyoming, the state with the lowest at 43.20 percent.

• Minnesota has the highest share of adults with tetanus vaccination, 74.80 percent, which is 1.6 times higher than in Mississippi, the state with the lowest at 48.00 percent.

• Vermont has the highest share of adults aged 60 years and older with zoster vaccination, 51.80 percent, which is two times higher than in Mississippi, the state with the lowest at 26.00 percent.

• Minnesota has the highest share of children 19 to 35 months old living in poverty with combined 7-vaccine series, 84.30 percent, which is 1.7 times higher than in California, the state with the lowest at 50.70 percent.

States that Vaccinate Most

1. Massachusetts

2. Vermont

3. Rhode Island

4. North Dakota

5. New Hampshire

6. Nebraska

7. Delaware

8. South Dakota

9. West Virginia

10. Washington

States that Vaccinate Least

42. Wyoming

43. New York

44. New Jersey

45. Nevada

46. Arizona

47. Indiana

48. Georgia

49. Florida

50. Texas

51. Mississippi

Source: WalletHub

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-that-vaccinate-the-most/66237/

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