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BOSTON (CBS) — There’s a new report out on “states that vaccinate the most” in 2020, and Massachusetts lands atop the list. According to WalletHub, Massachusetts is ranked first overall and No. 1 for children and teen immunization rates.
The ranking comes as Massachusetts is requiring all students to be vaccinated against the flu before the end of the year, the first state in the country to do so. Public health officials say it’s critical to keep hospitalizations low this fall and winter amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a breakdown of vaccination statistics, WalletHub found that Massachusetts has the highest flu vaccination rate for children, and was near the top when it comes to HPV vaccinations for teenagers, flu vaccines for adults and meningitis vaccines for teens.
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Other New England states also ranked highly for vaccination rates, with Vermont and New Hampshire right behind Massachusetts. Rhode Island ranked fifth and Maine is 11th, followed by Connecticut at No. 13. The states with the worst vaccination …
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