In 17 States, Too Few Kids Vaccinated Against Measles

February 4, 2015
by Maggie Fox
NBC News

Fewer than 90 percent of preschoolers have been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella in 17 U.S. states, and they're at risk of becoming infected, health groups said Wednesday.

Despite the recent outbreak of measles linked to Disneyland, it's not California that has the lowest vaccination rate, but Colorado, Ohio and West Virginia. Only 86 percent of preschoolers have been given at least one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) vaccine in those states, the Trust for America's Health found.

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