Published in Vaccine Weekly, August 25th, 2004
Hawaii's previous rate was 80.9%.
State Health Director Chiyome Fukino said that public and private agencies and physicians in the islands renewed their efforts to increase childhood vaccination rates over the past 2 years.
State law mandates all children must be appropriately vaccinated before starting school. But health officials say many infants and toddlers remain at risk.
The Department of Health is encouraging parents to...
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