State Immunization Rate Improves

Friday, August 31st 2007, 8:42 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A study by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Oklahoma's childhood immunization rate is better than the national average. The National Immunization Survey found more than 80% of Oklahoma children between the ages of 19 and 35 months have received the recommended series of vaccinations.

The state ranks 25th in the nation in immunizing children up from 44th in 2005.

The survey says hat 77% of children nationwide have received the immunizations against diseases including polio and hepatitis B.

To find out more about the CDC's vaccines for children program, click here.