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Delaware Sees Slight Decrease in Immunization Rates

A Delaware News Journal article, Delaware Sees Slight Decrease in Immunization Rates, Still Leads the Pack Among Other States, reports that Delaware, like other states, has a seen a slight decrease in immunization rates among young children — though it still has one of the best rates in the country. 

This week, the World Health Organization announced that a top global threat in 2019 is people who choose to not vaccinate. Officials call this "vaccine hesitancy," or the "the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines." WHO officials said vaccines prevent 2 to 3 million deaths every year. 

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The article goes on to report that the Delaware immunization rate for children 19 to 35 months decreased from 79.3 percent in 2015 to 77.1 percent in 2017, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Yet Delaware has one of the highest immunization rates in the country, ranking 6th in the nation for young children and 11th for adolescents ages 13 to 17, according toAmerica's Health Rankings. 

Read the entire article here.