CDC: Kansas Immunization Rates Increased In 2007

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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The percentage of children in Kansas receiving proper immunizations increased last year.

The federal Centers for Disease Control reports the state is above the national average for one standard set of shots.

In recent years, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has worked to increase immunization rates because its officials were concerned about relatively low rates.

In 2007, according to a CDC survey, 81.7% of Kansas children received a standard set of 14 shots before entering school to protect them against nine diseases, including polio, measles and whooping cough.

Kansas ranked 15th in the nation. The national rate was 80.1%.

The state's rate was 2.7 percentage points higher than it was in 2006.

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