Wyoming, Florida and Utah Have the Lowest Child Flu Vaccination Rates

SEATTLE, Wash., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces…

SEATTLE, Wash., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces released a report on child flu vaccination rates. As many states are reconsidering their back-to-school options, teacher unions all over the nation are pushing back as health risks continue.

The primary argument against opening schools is the safety of students and faculty from contracting COVID-19. With the pandemic in the front view, what may be overlooked this back-to-school season is the seasonal flu. Described as what could be a double-whammy health risk, the decline in child flu vaccination rates will increase the risk of the teachers being exposed.

Visit the full report here, https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/child-flu-vaccinations-by-state

Key Findings:

  • Kaiser Family Foundation estimates nearly 1.5 million teachers (one in four) are at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
  • Child influenza vaccination rates have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic by an estimated 21.5% from January to April 2020.
  • Anticipating the “double whammy” of influenza season and COVID-19, the CDC is giving $140 million to immunization programs.
  • The national average rate of vaccinated children in the United States is 58%.
  • During the coronavirus pandemic, New York City saw vaccination rates drop 63% — 91% for kids older than two.
  • Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut have the highest rates of vaccinated children. Wyoming, Florida and Utah have the lowest rates.

Methodology

QuoteWizard first compiled the American Academy of Pediatrics data on child influenza vaccination rates and ranked each state. Final rankings are based on states that have the lowest child vaccination rates.

The table ranks all 50 states based on vaccination rates. States with the lowest vaccination rates are ranked closer to, 1 and the highest vaccination rates ranked closer to 50.

State Child Vaccination Rates

Rank

State

Vaccination Rate

1

Wyoming

43.20%

2

Florida

46.10%

3

Utah

47.40%

4

Idaho

48.00%

5

Alaska

48.40%

6

Nevada

49.50%

7

Montana

50.30%

8

Missouri

50.80%

9

Mississippi

51.20%

10

Arizona

51.30%

11

Georgia

51.30%

12

Indiana

51.70%

13

West Virginia

53.00%

14

Kansas

53.20%

15

Alabama

53.80%

16

Michigan

54.00%

17

Oregon

54.00%

18

Illinois

54.90%

19

Oklahoma

55.00%

20

Kentucky

55.30%

21

Louisiana

55.60%

22

Ohio

56.20%

23

South Carolina

57.20%

24

California

57.30%

25

Texas

58.00%

26

Iowa

58.90%

27

North Carolina

59.30%

28

Vermont

59.50%

29

Maine

59.70%

30

Wisconsin

60.00%

31

Hawaii

61.00%

32

Washington

61.30%

33

Tennessee

61.50%

34

Minnesota

61.90%

35

New Mexico

62.30%

36

Colorado

62.40%

37

North Dakota

62.40%

38

Nebraska

62.90%

39

Arkansas

63.60%

40

South Dakota

64.40%

41

New York

64.90%

42

Delaware

65.20%

43

Virginia

65.20%

44

Pennsylvania

65.30%

45

New Hampshire

66.30%

46

Maryland

67.50%

47

New Jersey

69.10%

48

Connecticut

71.30%

49

Massachusetts

73.80%

50

Rhode Island

76.20%

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