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New study finds Nevada 6th lowest vaccination rates in U.S.

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 15:40:38-04

A new study examining vaccination rates in America shows Nevada has the 6th lowest percentage of children taking recommended vaccinations.

More than 150 vaccines are in development and the White House and Dr. Fauci are optimistic we could see one by the end of 2020.

However, there has been a growing anti-vaccination movement in recent years that led to the resurgence of measles and mumps; and a June ABC/Washington Post poll found 27% of Americans are unlikely to take a COVID-19 vaccine.

The study was performed by HealthTestingCenters.com after analyzing the most recent data from the CDC.

Here are several key findings in Nevada:

· Ranks No. 6th lowest with 81.2% of children taking vaccinations for DTaP, MMR, varicella and polio. The national average is 85%. Alaska ranks last at 78.7%.

· No. 20 most Coronavirus cases per capita in U.S. at 1,010.8 per 100,000 as of July 15

· 49.5% took flu vaccine in 2018-19 which is above the national average of 46%. Nevada ranks last at 33.9%.

The full study can be viewed here.