US infant vaccination rates, state by state

Pennsylvania and North Dakota tied for the states with the highest infant vaccination rates, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield report.

The report looked at early childhood vaccination trends for commercially insured children in the U.S. The report examined claims data for four birth cohorts — children born in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Researchers then followed their care from birth through three years of age. 

The data focused on vaccine completion rates in the CDC's recommended seven-vaccine series for children between 2013 (the time vaccines should have been completed for the first birth cohort) and 2016.

Here are the U.S. infant vaccination percentages for each state, measured by the total vaccination rate for all infants included in the study. The states are listed alphabetically.

Note: Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, Washington, D.C. and Wyoming were excluded from the report due to an insufficient study population. States marked with an asterisk (*) had insufficient data.  

Alabama — 77.8         

Arizona — 71.5 

Arkansas — 75    

California — 73.7          

Colorado — 72.3          

Connecticut — 77.6     

Delaware — 81.6         

Florida — 71.6 

Georgia — 78.4

Idaho — 75   

Illinois — 74.9  

Indiana — 68.6

Iowa — 74.6

Kansas — * 

Kentucky — 77.6         

Louisiana — *         

Maine — 70.8   

Maryland — 77.7         

Massachusetts — 72.9  

Michigan — 67.8          

Minnesota — 81.3        

Mississippi — *        

Missouri — *           

Nebraska — 81.3          

Nevada — 60.1

New Hampshire — 75.9            

New Jersey — 70.9

New Mexico — 69.2      

New York — 64.2

North Carolina — 79.8  

North Dakota — 83.8     

Ohio — 71.9

Oklahoma — 74.6        

Oregon — 72.7 

Pennsylvania — 83.8    

Rhode Island — 80.1   

South Carolina — 77.8 

Tennessee — 78.9         

Texas — 80.6    

Utah — 72.9     

Vermont — * 

Virginia — 73.9

Washington — 79.7      

West Virginia — 73.4   

Wisconsin — 72.2

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