This week, the CDC released a report showing that Connecticut is ranked number one for child vaccinations.
According to the CDC, around 80.2 percent of all CT children are currently vaccinated. This ranks above the national average of 70.5% and above the average for the New England region of 79.7%. (Source: CDC)
Governor Ned Lamont responded to this news with the following statement:
“This report reveals that once again, Connecticut is a national leader in childhood immunization. That is in large part due to the efforts of many professional, community-based and private partnerships that have worked diligently with the state to raise awareness of this issue. I want to thank the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Department of Social Services, and the State Department of Education, as well as the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, local health departments, community health centers, and all of the healthcare practitioners who champion immunizations for their work, ensuring the health and safety of our children.”
Estimated vaccination coverage with ≥2 doses of influenza vaccine* by age 24 months, among children born during 2017–2018† — National Immunization Survey-Child, United States, 2018–2020