South Dakota leads the nation for some childhood vaccinations but lags on other innoculations, reports South Dakota Public Radio.
The Rushmore State ranks in the top 10 for more than a dozen vaccinations, including a No. 1 ranking for the DTAP -- diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger said 98.5 percent of the state's 2-year-olds have gotten the initial DTAP vaccine.
At the same time, the state ranks fifth for the needed follow-up DTAP and 45th for the Hepatitis A vaccine. Overall, South Dakota ranks ninth for the recommended vaccinations.
Find detailed information on vaccination rates from the Centers for Disease Control online.