Wisconsin flu vaccination rate among lowest in nation

January 14, 2014
by Karen Herzog
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin has one of the lowest flu vaccination rates in the nation for adults ages 18 to 64 — the age group hardest hit this flu season, including otherwise healthy adults who are requiring hospitalization because of the severity of their illness, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health.

Wisconsin ranks 47th nationwide for flu vaccination rates among young and middle-aged adults, and is one of three states that saw declines in flu shot rates for that age group from the 2011-'12 to the 2012-'13 season, according to the Trust For America's Health analysis. Florida and Kansas were the other two states.


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