With vaccines being essential for preventing disease outbreaks, especially as we enter flu season, the personal-finance website WalletHub 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.
Ohio ranked 37th in the report.
|States that Vaccinate Most||States that Vaccinate Least|
|1. Massachusetts||42. Wyoming|
|2. Vermont||43. New York|
|3. Rhode Island||44. New Jersey|
|4. North Dakota||45. Nevada|
|5. New Hampshire||46. Arizona|
|6. Nebraska||47. Indiana|
|7. Delaware||48. Georgia|
|8. South Dakota||49. Florida|
|9. West Virginia||50. Texas|
|10. Washington||51. Mississippi|
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.
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