immunization http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri childhood vaccination rates still below average http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-childhood-vaccination-rates-still-below-average <p>Missouri is still near the bottom of the pack when it comes to childhood vaccination rates.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/stats-surv/nis/default.htm#nis">results of the CDC's annual National Immunization Survey</a> show about 68 percent of children under age 3 got <a href="http://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/">all the required vaccinations </a>in 2011. That's about the same as in 2010, and up from 56 percent in 2009.</p><p>In Illinois, vaccination rates fell from about 75 percent in 2010 to about 72 percent in 2011.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:40:43 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri childhood vaccination rates still below average Mo. jumps 11 spots in toddler immunization rankings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-jumps-11-spots-toddler-immunization-rankings-still-has-long-way-go <p>Missouri is doing a better job of getting toddlers vaccinated for childhood diseases.</p><p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/stats-surv/imz-coverage.htm">Results of the CDC&rsquo;s National Immunization Survey</a> show Missouri rose from last in the rankings in <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5936a2.htm">2009</a> up to 39<sup>th </sup><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6034a2.htm?s_cid=mm6034a2_e&amp;source=govdelivery">last year</a>.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:46:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. jumps 11 spots in toddler immunization rankings