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SD had 2nd highest flu shot rate last season

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SD had 2nd highest flu shot rate last season
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PIERRE (AP) — New data from the federal government show that South Dakota had the second-highest vaccination rate nationally last season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than half of the state's adult population got a shot.

Massachusetts had the highest rate, with 57.6 percent, followed by South Dakota and Rhode Island, each with a 56.7 percent. The national rate was 45 percent.

The CDC says South Dakota's highest coverage rate was among people 65 years and older and the lowest was among people 18 to 49.

Associated Press