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Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that
The Governor said the most recent report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks Connecticut No. 6 in the nation, with a coverage rate of 76 percent for children younger than 3 years old. Last year, the state ranked No. 11.
“The top priority of parents is the health and safety of their children – and early vaccines provide that protection and peace of mind,” Governor Rell said. “We have a very effective immunization program in
In 2009, a total of 970,000 doses of public sector pediatric and adolescent vaccines were distributed to health care providers participating in the Connecticut Vaccines for Children program. More than 620 health care providers participate in the program. These providers include pediatricians, family physicians, community health centers, hospitals, school-based clinics and local health departments.
Department of Public Health Commissioner J. Robert Galvin, M.D., M.P.H. attributed
The 2009 National Immunization Survey (
For additional information, visit the Department of Public Health website at www.dph.state.ct.us.
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