• Vermont lags in kid vaccinations
    April 27,2014
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    MONTPELIER — A new report on child welfare in Vermont finds the state lags behind the national average for young children getting the full series of recommended vaccines.

    The Building Bright Futures child advocacy group says that in 2012, about 63 percent of Vermonters younger than 3 had received all the recommended vaccines for kids that age, while the national average was 68 percent.

    The report found that 32 percent of kids up to age 5 had received developmental screening, while the state goal is 95 percent.

    It also said the number of children being placed in the state’s custody was up in recent years, from 4.5 per 1,000 in 2002 to 5.3 per 1,000 in 2012.
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