A new study examining vaccination rates in America shows Tennessee currently has the 12th lowest percentage of children taking recommended vaccinations, according to a press release.

More than 150 vaccines are in development and the White House and Dr. Fauci are optimistic we could see one by the end of 2020, said Veronica Parsons, vice president, Prism PR.

“However, there has been a growing anti-vaccination movement in recent years that led to the resurgence of measles and mumps; and a June ABC/Washington Post poll found 27% of Americans are unlikely to take a COVID-19 vaccine,” Parsons said.  

HealthTestingCenters.com released a study on Coronavirus and Vaccination Rates in America after analyzing the most recent data from the CDC.

“With so much at stake, it is important to examine how enthusiastic states have been in the past,” Parsons said.

Here are several key findings in Tennessee:

·       Ranks No. 12th with 82.2% of children taking vaccinations for DTaP, MMR, varicella and polio. The national average is 85%. Alaska ranks last at 78.7%.

·       19th most Coronavirus cases per capita in U.S. at 1,020.1 per 100,000 as of July 15

·       44.3% took flu vaccine in 2018-19 which is below the national average of 46%. Nevada ranks last at 33.9%.