David Cameron’s three-vaccine Britain: a snapshot

When David Cameron was in Downing Street, 2011 was a good year for vaccination uptake. Photograph: Getty Images By the time of the 2015 general election, MMR vaccination rates had slipped to 88%. But…

David Cameron’s three-vaccine Britain: a snapshot

When David Cameron was in Downing Street, 2011 was a good year for vaccination uptake. Photograph: Getty Images

By the time of the 2015 general election, MMR vaccination rates had slipped to 88%. But since 2012 when Labour were replaced by the Conservatives, rates have jumped seven percentage points in every age group. On average, 84% of children get all three recommended vaccines.

States with the best MMR uptake

America can celebrate better overall immunisation rates

States with the lowest MMR uptake

Yorkshire and Humber has the lowest national MMR vaccination rate

State by state – sees MMR uptake differ widely

Alabama: 73.3%

Arkansas: 72.9%

California: 76.2%

Colorado: 78.3%

Connecticut: 80.4%

Delaware: 80.9%

Florida: 81.5%

Georgia: 82.3%

Hawaii: 83.4%

Idaho: 83.5%

Illinois: 84.2%

Indiana: 84.8%

Iowa: 85.2%

Kansas: 86.1%

Kentucky: 86.2%

Louisiana: 87.5%

Massachusetts: 87.7%

Michigan: 88.7%

Mississippi: 88.9%

Montana: 89.1%

New Jersey: 89.3%

New Mexico: 89.6%

New York: 89.8%

North Carolina: 90.1%

Oklahoma: 91.1%

Oregon: 91.2%

Pennsylvania: 91.3%

Rhode Island: 91.5%

South Carolina: 92.3%

Tennessee: 92.4%

Utah: 92.5%

West Virginia: 92.7%

Wisconsin: 93.3%

States with the lowest MMR uptake

Only a handful of US states have consistently low MMR vaccination rates

Congress: 95.2%

State by state – sees MMR uptake differ widely

Alabama: 93.3%

Alaska: 94.1%

Alabama: 94.7%

Arkansas: 95.2%

Arizona: 95.2%

California: 94.7%

Colorado: 95.7%

Connecticut: 95.8%

Delaware: 95.9%

Florida: 95.9%

District of Columbia: 95.9%

Florida: 96.2%

Georgia: 96.4%

Hawaii: 96.6%

Idaho: 97.0%

Illinois: 97.0%

Indiana: 97.4%

Iowa: 97.6%

Kentucky: 97.6%

Maryland: 97.8%

Massachusetts: 98.1%

Minnesota: 98.2%

Mississippi: 98.5%

Montana: 98.7%

New Hampshire: 98.9%

New Jersey: 98.9%

New Mexico: 98.9%

North Carolina: 99.6%

North Dakota: 99.9%

Oklahoma: 100.1%

Pennsylvania: 100.2%

Rhode Island: 100.3%

South Carolina: 100.7%

Tennessee: 100.8%

Texas: 100.9%

Utah: 100.8%

Virginia: 101.0%

Washington: 101.5%

Wyoming: 101.9%

Wyoming: 102.3%

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