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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
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2021's States that Vaccinate the Most

Wallet Hub Sep 13, 2021

Vaccinations are some of the most valuable contributions to modern medicine. They have drastically reduced the prevalence of certain diseases, including polio, tetanus, measles and chicken pox. One disease, smallpox, has even been eradicated completely, with no natural cases since 1977. Most recently, we’ve developed a vaccine for COVID-19, which has drastically cut down cases and allowed the country to reopen. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of people hesitant to get the vaccine, and recent polls have found that most adults who are still unvaccinated don’t plan to ever get the shot.

The first step to getting the vast majority of Americans to take a coronavirus vaccine is to educate people on the importance of vaccines and how much good they have done for public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that vaccines prevented at least 10 million deaths worldwide just between the years of 2010 and 2015. A similar study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found vaccines prevented 732,000 deaths in the U.S. between 1994 and 2013, as well as eliminated $1.38 trillion in total societal costs that those diseases would have caused. Vaccines are also very safe, and according to the WHO, “so few deaths can plausibly be attributed to vaccines that it is hard to assess the risk statistically.”

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Overall Rank* 37
State Hawaii
Total Score  42.01
Children & Teenagers Immunization Rates  33
Adult & Elderly Vaccination Rates  36
Immunization Uptake Disparities & Influencing Factors  35
Share of Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Without Health insurance Coverage 3
Share of Children Under 6 participating in an Immunization Information System 50
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