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These states vaccinate the most

Which states vaccinate the most adults? Which state vaccinates the most children?

Syringe filled with a COVID-19 vaccine at Utah Valley University.
A syringe is filled with a COVID-19 vaccine at Utah Valley University in Orem on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. A new report from WalletHub recently ranked each state in the country by how common vaccinations are in the individual state.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Vaccinations remain an important health care act, especially in 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not just COVID-19 that has a vaccine. There are vaccines for the flu, polio, measles and so much more.

A new report from WalletHub recently ranked each state in the country by how common vaccinations are in the individual state.

The report reviewed each state across 17 metrics. The data set looked at the share of vaccinated children to the share of people without health insurance to reported outbreaks among multiple diseases.

The top five states for vaccinations included:

  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • Rhode Island
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota

The bottom five states for vaccinations were:

  • Mississippi
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Nevada

Utah ranked in the bottom half of the report, finishing at No. 32 on the list. The Beehive State finished behind Arkansas, but ahead of Ohio in its rankings. The state was 22nd in the nation for vaccinating adults and 46th for vaccinating kids.

These rankings slightly reflect the vaccination rates for COVID-19. Per The New York Times, here’s a breakdown of the top five states for COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose):

  • Hawaii — 89%
  • Massachusetts — 87.8%
  • Vermont — 87.5%
  • Connecticut — 86.6%
  • Puerto Rico — 86.1%

Per U.S. News and World, the states with the lowest partial vaccination rates (at least one dose) include:

  • Idaho — 44.41%
  • Wyoming — 45.63%
  • Mississippi — 47.09%
  • West Virginia — 47.15%
  • North Dakota — 48.41%