New Data Shows Maine Leads The Nation In Child Vaccination Rates
Nobody wants their child to get sick. What makes it even worse, is when a child gets sick and there's a high likelihood it could have been prevented. That's ultimately what vaccinations are all about and despite a political and philosophical push by some to question the need for vaccinations, Maine hasn't listened.
According to the Daily Mail, Maine was named the United States leader in childhood vaccinations. The American Academy of Pediatrics say 92% of Maine children receive the MMR vaccine, 96% receive the DTap vaccine and and 94% receive the varicella vaccine. Two other New England states, Massachusetts and Rhode Island also ranked inside the top 10.
Outbreaks of childhood diseases like measles have been popping up in other states across the country because of parents opting out of vaccinating their children. Thankfully for most parents in Maine, that shouldn't be a worry.