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Indiana Gets High Marks for Child Immunizations

Indiana ranks sixth in the nation for its rate of childhood immunizations.  That’s according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.  The survey shows that overall, immunization rates in Indiana among children ages 19-35 months are among the highest in the nation…at just over 71 percent.  Indiana currently ranks 6th in the nation for completion of the childhood immunizations measured by the C-D-C’s National Immunization Survey.  State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin says vaccination is one of the most important things parents can do to prevent their children from outbreaks of serious diseases, such as measles and meningitis.  The survey looked at children born from July 2005 to January 2008.

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