North Dakota Falling Behind In Pediatric Flu Vaccinations

(Bismarck, ND) — North Dakota health officials say the state is falling behind in pediatric flu vaccinations. The North Dakota Department of Health says fewer doses of the influenza vaccine have been given to children this fall compared to the same time last year. Officials say vaccination rates during this season are at 61-percent, down from just under 70 percent from last season, adding up to about 13-thousand fewer doses given this fall over last year. The state’s health officer says it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to be effective as flu season approaches.

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