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Pockets of lower vaccination rates remain across U-S


CBS News
By Rachael Rettner

Most infants and kindergartners in the United States are up-to-date with their vaccinations, but there are some areas where vaccination rates are lower, potentially increasing the risk that diseases will spread there, according to two new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The first report found that vaccination rates in 2014 for U.S. infants ages 19 to 35 months were generally high. In 2014, more than 90 percent of infants were up-to-date with vaccines for polio; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); hepatitis B; and chicken pox, the report found.

However, vaccination coverage tended to be lower for vaccines that require more than one dose.

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