SD Had 2nd Highest Flu Shot Rate Last Season
by Associated Press
September 27, 2013 1:21 PM
New data from the federal government show that South Dakota had the second-highest vaccination rate nationally last season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than half of the state's adult population got a shot.
Massachusetts had the highest rate, with 57.6 percent, followed by South Dakota and Rhode Island, each with a 56.7 percent. The national rate was 45 percent.
The CDC says South Dakota's highest coverage rate was among people 65 years and older and the lowest was among people 18 to 49.