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Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi
Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi

When it comes to vaccinating children against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, Mississippi is the model for the nation, new federal data show. More than 99.7% of Mississippi children enrolled in kindergarten last year received all recommended doses of the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella; the DTaP vaccine that prevents diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (also known as whooping cough); and the varicella vaccine that protects against the chickenpox. That was the best showing among the 49 states that reported vaccination data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the District of Columbia. (Data from Wyoming were not available for...

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