Iowa kids are ranked fairly well in getting some basic preventive health care. A report by the Centers for Disease Control says 79-percent of children have had the shots they need for childhood diseases, a record level. Connecticut leads with 94-percent of toddlers vaccinated on time, Colorado’s at the bottom with 67 and-a-half percent. Iowa’s above the national average but among the lowest in the region with 81-point-one percent getting on-time inoculations against nine diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, meningitis-causing Haemophilus influenza or Hib,measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis-B. Neighboring Minnesota’s vaccinated 84-percent of toddlers, Missouri and Illinois 83 percent, Nebraska just 80-point-4, But Kansas has inoculated only 76-percent of kids on time.
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