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Last updated on Friday, September 2, 2011
(UNDATED) - Immunization rates for children 19-35 months of age for most vaccine-preventable diseases are increasing or staying at high levels. That’s according to a new report from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.
The report says rates for most of the long-standing recommended vaccines are at or above 90 percent.
Indiana is right about at the nation's average of around 92 percent for the MMR, a vaccine to protect children against measles, mumps, and rubella.
The only vaccine Indiana and the rest of the country could be doing better on is the newest one- rotavirus vaccine, which is used to help prevent a virus infection that can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The nation's average is 59 and Indiana is at 54 percent. The CDC's goal is 80 percent.
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