Study: Arizona among the worst in vaccination rates

By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror

Steve Benson

By Jim Small | AZ Mirror

An analysis of public health data finds that Arizona has been acutely affected by the rise of the anti-vaccination movement, and ranks No. 4 in the nation in granting the most exemptions to school children.

Health care company e7 Health analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization. 

In Arizona, 5.8% of kindergartners receive at least one vaccine exemption. The only states with worse exemption rates among kindergarten students were Alaska (6.44%), Idaho (7.08%) and Oregon (7.61%).

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