Texas Is 2020’s 4th Least Vaccinated State in the U.S.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still gripping America, many companies are racing to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine. Despite this, there are American's who say they wouldn't get vaccinated. To help cover this, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2020's States that Vaccinate the Most.
WalletHub analyzed the 50 states, as well as the district of Columbia using 18 key factors from share of vaccinated children, to share of people without health insurance, to flu vaccination rate among adults.
The list places states like Massachusetts in position 1, Vermont in position 2, and New Hampshire at 3. Then, other the other end of the list, Mississippi finds itself in position 51, Georgia at 50, New Jersey at 49, and finally, Texas finds itself way back down in position 48.
Below is some additional information on how Texas ranked in WalletHub's list.
Vaccination in Texas (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 27th – Influenza Vaccination Rate in Children Aged 6 Months to 17 Years Old
- 41st – Share of Teenagers Aged 13-17 with Up-To-Date HPV Vaccination
- 38th – Share of Teenagers Aged 13-17 with MenACWY Vaccination
- 38th – Flu Vaccination Coverage Rate Among Adults
- 32nd– Share of Adults with Tetanus Vaccination
- 38th – Share of Adults Aged 60 and Older with Zoster Vaccination
- 33rd – Share of Children 19-35 Months old Living in Poverty with Combined 7-Vaccine Series
- 51st – Share of Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population without Health Insurance Coverage
- 46th – Share of Children Under 6 Years Old Participating in an Immunization Information System
WalletHub included a full break down of how each state ranked in each category, as well as a Q&A with a panel of experts in the story.