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1 in 4 Americans Got Swine Flu Vaccine

Rhode Island Most, Mississippi Least Protected From H1N1 Swine Flu

Millions of Doses Go Unused continued...

Since flu is unpredictable, CDC officials were very aware that the H1N1 vaccine supply would never match demand.

"Early on, CDC Director [Thomas] Frieden predicted there would be times when we will have less H1N1 vaccine than we need and times we will have more than we need -- and 12 seconds when we will have exactly enough," Schuchat said.

Schuchat pointed to the ongoing uptick in serious flu cases in Georgia as a reminder that people are still getting sick from H1N1 swine flu -- some of them very sick.

While next year's seasonal flu vaccine will protect against H1N1 swine flu, it won't be ready until next fall. Over the summer and early fall, H1N1 swine flu will still be with us. And the new flu season is just starting in the Southern Hemisphere, where it will threaten unvaccinated residents as well as unvaccinated travelers.

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine: State-by State Rates

Based on CDC surveys, here are the state-by state H1N1 swine flu vaccination rates through January 2010 (rankings added by WebMD; CDC does not rank states):

 

Rank

State

Entire Population
(% Vaccinated)

Children
(% Vaccinated)

Adults
(% Vaccinated)

1

Rhode Island

38.8

84.7

26.6

2

Massachusetts

37.0

60.3

27.8

3

South Dakota

36.9

45.8

34.4

4

Maine

36.7

60.2

32.0

5

Hawaii

34.6

55.4

23.4

6

Vermont

34.2

72.3

25.9

7

Iowa

31.9

47.7

27.4

8

Minnesota

31.1

44.2

28.5

9

North Dakota

29.4

42.1

25.6

10

Nebraska

28.7

40.8

24.0

11

New Hampshire

28.0

45.5

22.9

12

Arkansas

27.6

50.0

15.7

13

Kansas

27.5

39.4

21.0

13

New Mexico

27.5

39.3

23.7

13

North Carolina

27.5

44.7

21.4

14

Indiana

26.5

46.7

19.7

15

Washington

26.4

36.6

23.4

16

Illinois

26.1

37.5

21.6

16

Virginia

26.1

39.9

22.6

17

Maryland

26.0

41.3

21.4

18

Alaska

25.0

26.6

24.5

18

Delaware

25.0

45.4

18.8

19

Arizona

24.9

40.3

20.1

19

Utah

24.9

31.0

21.4

20

West Virginia

24.2

47.3

18.2

21

Colorado

23.9

35.2

20.4

21

Oregon

23.9

35.3

20.9

22

Wyoming

23.8

32.6

21.0

23

Montana

23.4

33.6

20.2

24

Wisconsin

22.9

30.6

21.2

25

Connecticut

22.6

43.2

15.2

25

Ohio

22.6

33.5

18.0

26

Tennessee

22.5

34.5

19.5

27

New York

22.0

34.0

18.3

28

California

21.4

31.2

17.7

29

Idaho

21.2

29.5

17.8

30

South Carolina

20.6

37.6

14.6

31

Oklahoma

20.0

25.2

18.0

32

Kentucky

19.9

31.8

17.1

33

District of Columbia

19.7

38.7

14.6

34

Florida

19.5

32.3

16.1

34

Pennsylvania

19.5

36.8

14.5

35

Michigan

19.2

31.2

15.3

36

Nevada

18.1

25.2

15.8

37

New Jersey

17.8

32.7

13.1

38

Georgia

16.6

21.3

15.3

39

Texas

16.1

24.9

13.7

40

Alabama

15.7

29.2

10.7

40

Missouri

15.7

27.5

12.7

41

Louisiana

14.6

24.1

11.9

42

Mississippi

12.9

28.2

8.7

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