Rhode Island had the highest flu vaccination rate in the U.S. during the 2018-19 flu season, according to a ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The ranking is based on data from the CDC’s 2018-19 influenza season vaccination coverage dashboard.
During the 2018-19 season, 49.2 percent of Americans older than 6 months were vaccinated against the flu.
Five states with the highest flu shot rates:
- Rhode Island — 60.4 percent
- Massachusetts — 58.9 percent
- Maryland — 57.1 percent
- Connecticut — 56.8 percent
- North Carolina — 54.9 percent
Five states with the lowest flu shot rates:
- Nevada — 37.8 percent
- Wyoming — 40.7 percent
- Florida — 40.9 percent
- Louisiana — 41.6 percent
- Mississippi — 42 percent
To view the full ranking, click here.
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