CDC: 64 Percent of Mo. Toddlers Fully Vaccinated

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Centers for Disease Control finds Missouri is doing a fair job when it comes to childhood vaccination rates.

The CDC report provides a snapshot of how well the nation is doing to protect young children from 14 serious diseases by the age of two.

“Missouri, as a state, is doing at or above the national average for most of the 14 measures,” CDC spokesperson Jane Seeward said.

Overall, Seeward says Missouri is at 64 percent coverage for all 14 vaccinations combined, compared to the national average of 68 percent.

Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.

Illinois is narrowly ahead of Missouri in its combined coverage rate.

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