It's World Immunization Week. Find out which states have the lowest vaccination rates based on the percentage of 2-year-olds fully vaccinated against Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) disease in 2012, according to the KIDS COUNT Data Center. (Data originated from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The report does not say why children hadn't received their vaccines on time -- if at all. Insurance coverage, religious beliefs, poverty and/or a belief that vaccines are harmful to children can all play a role.
16. Oregon (69.6 percent of 2-year-olds up to date on Hib vaccine in 2012)
A controversial plan by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Tribe to annex more than 1,400 acres of mainly agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley into its sovereign nation through the fee-to-trust process has cleared a major hurdle.