Nevada Scores Poorly On "States That Vaccinate" Study

Silver State Ranks In The Bottom 10

Mitch Kelly
October 02, 2019 - 7:41 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - As the country enters into what's expected to be a rough flu season, a new study has been released that ranks Nevada low as far as the percentage of people who get vaccinated.

The study was done by the financial website WalletHub. WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of vaccinated children to share of people without health insurance to presence of reported measles outbreaks.

Nevada fared poorly in the study, ranking 45th out of 50 states and the District Of Columbia.

Hurting Nevada the most in the study were rankings of next to last in the "Adult and Elderly Vaccinations Rates" and "Lowest Share of Adults With Tetanus Vaccine" categories. Nevada was ranked 23rd in the category of "Children And Teenagers Immunization Rates"

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that vaccines prevented at least 10 million deaths worldwide just between the years of 2010 and 2015. A similar study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found vaccines prevented 732,000 deaths in the U.S. between 1994 and 2013.

New England states rated best in the survey, with Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island holding the Top 3 spots.

The only states ranking behind Nevada were Arizona, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Mississippi.

You can took a look at the entire study here