From influenza to herpes zoster, which states ranked the best for vaccination? And which ones did not? Find out in this quick slideshow.
Fall is here which means vaccination season is also here, but how responsible are Americans about getting vaccinated? To find out where people are most responsible about getting vaccinated, WalletHub recently analyzed the vaccination data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 3 categories: Children and teenagers immunization rates; adult and elderly vaccination rates; and immunization uptake disparities and influencing factors.Â (continued below)
Each category was evaluated using 18 key metrics that were graded on a 100-point scale with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions. They determined each state’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order their sample.
Find out how the states matched up in each of the 3 categories along with more key takeaways in the slideshow above.
The 10 states that had the highest total scores were:
1. Massachusetts (75.05)
2. Vermont (73.31)
3. Rhode Island (67.78)
4. North Dakota (66.27)
5. New Hampshire (64.84)
6. Nebraska (64.63
7. Delaware (62.95)
8. South Dakota (61.51)
9. West Virginia (60.69)
10. Washington (59.95)
The 10 states that had the lowest total scores were:
1. Mississippi (28.12)
2. Texas (30.5)
3. Florida (32.47)
4. Georgia (32.61)
5. Indiana (34.8)
6. Arizona (34.86)
7. Nevada (35.21)
8. New Jersey (36.35)
9. New York (37.49
10. Wyoming (38.47)
The first key category was the immunization rate for children and teenagers. Massachusetts ranked 1st, followed by Tennessee, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Rhode Island. Texas starts off the 5 lowest ranking states at 47th, followed by Missouri (48), Arizona (49), Oklahoma (50), and Mississippi (51).
Vermont ranked 1st in adult and elderly vaccination rates, followed by Washington, Iowa, Minnesota, and Maine. Mississippi ranked low yet again as 47th out of 51, followed by Louisiana, Tennessee, Nevada, and Florida.
Vermont ranked 1st yet again in immunization uptake disparities and influencing factors, followed by Minnesota, West Virginia, North Dakota, and Nebraska. The lowest ranking states were Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Hawaii, and New Mexico.
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