US kindergarten vaccination rate dropped again, data shows

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The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – Vaccination rates for U.S. kindergarteners are down again, and federal officials are launching a new campaign to try to bring them up.

Usually, 94% to 95% of kindergarteners nationally are vaccinated against measles, tetanus, and certain other diseases. The vaccination rates dropped below 94% in the 2020-2021 school year.

A new study finds they dropped again in the 2021-2022 school year, to about 93%.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new data Thursday.

This week, the CDC launched a campaign that includes new educational materials to help doctors talk to families about vaccinations.

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1/12/2023 4:39:06 PM (GMT -6:00)

 

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