NH Average In Swine Flu Vaccination Rate

04/05/10 6:06AM

New Hampshire's public health director says he is pleased with the state's swine flu vaccination rate but there is room for improvement.

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control said New Hampshire had vaccinated 28 percent of its residents as of the end of January, a bit higher than the national average of 24 percent.

New Hampshire was well above the national average in vaccinating children, with a rate of 46 percent compared to 37 percent for the country as a whole.

Dr. Jose Montero says the experience taught officials a great deal about conducting a large-scale vaccination campaign.

Vermont's health department says the state had the second highest vaccination rate for both children aged six months to 17 years and adults aged 25 to 64.

The state says 72 percent of children were vaccinated and 42 people of people in the older age group.

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