A new study released this week shows Massachusetts is the most vaccinated state in the nation.
The World Health Organization [WHO] estimates that vaccines prevented at least 10 million deaths worldwide just between the years of 2010 and 2015. A similar study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] found vaccines prevented 732,000 deaths in the U.S. between 1994 and 2013, as well as eliminated $1.38 trillion in total societal costs that those diseases would have caused.
The study evaluated all 50 states and Washington D.C. across 17 metrics that include share of vaccinated children to share of people without health insurance to flu vaccination rate among adults.
Massachusetts ranked as follows compared to other states (1 = Best)
The states in and around New England ranked as follows:
See the top ten most vaccinated states in the video below.
The study found the five least vaccinated states in the United States are:
To see the full results of the study, visit Wallethub.com.