Do most Vermonters immunize their kids?

Short Answer

Yes. While a majority of Vermonters choose to vaccinate their children, vaccination rates for Vermont children are lower than the national average for a few individual vaccines.



For the calendar year 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Immunization Survey, selected immunization statistics for children ages 19-35 months are as follows:


Immunization % in VT %nationally
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) – 1 or more doses  95.3% 91.6%
DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) – 4 or more doses   88.2%  95.5%
Hepatitis B – birth-3 days old        23.1% 68.6%
Hepatitis A – 2 or more doses     44.4% 52.2%
Rotavirus   65.7%* 67.3%
Series (polio, DTaP, Hib, varicella, pneumococcal & others)    73.4% 73.6%
* represents a statistically significant increase compared to 2010