Vaccination Rates for Kindergartners Fall Below Level Needed to Prevent Outbreaks
This level of coverage reflects a decrease from the 95% seen in the 2019-20 school year, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Summary of Findings
Vaccination Coverage: In the 2022–23 school year, coverage for state-required vaccines among kindergartners in the U.S. remained near 93%. This coverage included vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP), poliovirus (polio), and varicella (VAR). This level of coverage reflects a decrea…
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