A recent study by WalletHub.com found residents of Massachusetts are the most vaccinated in the United States.
The study evaluated all 50 states and Washington DC across three key dimensions.
Among those dimensions, Massachusetts was:
- 1st – Children & Teenagers Vaccination Rate
- 9th – Adult & Elderly vaccination Rate
- 2nd – Immunization Uptake Disparities & Influencing Factors.
Those three key dimensions included 18 metrics. Massachusetts ranked highly in many of them:
- 1st – Influenza Vaccination Rate in Children Aged 6 Months to 17 Years Old
- 4th – Share of Teenagers Aged 13-17 with Up-To-Date HPV Vaccination
- 2nd – Share of Teenagers Aged 13-17 with MenACWY Vaccination
- 2nd – Flu Vaccination Coverage Rate Among Adults
- 13th – Share of Adults with Tetanus Vaccination
- 13th – Share of Adults Aged 60 and Older with Zoster Vaccination
- 4th – Share of Children 19-35 Months old Living in Poverty with Combined 7-Vaccine Series
- 1st – Share of Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population without Health Insurance Coverage
Overall scores were compiled for each state, with Massachusetts being assessed at 79.38.
The state ranked second overall was Vermont, with an overall score of 73.20. New Hampshire, North Dakota and Rhode Island rounded out the top five states in overall ranking.
The worst ranking in the assessment was attributed to Mississippi, which received an overall score of 16.36 and finished last in all three key dimensions.
Mississippi’s score was less than half of the second worst state, Georgia, which received a 33.90. New Jersey, Texas and Wyoming rounded out the five states that vaccinate the least.