More children vaccinated than ever before

January 5, 2010 2:26:30 PM PST
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more US children are fully immunized against common childhood illnesses. It also adds that disparities in vaccine coverage among socioeconomic groups are shrinking.

The study found vaccine coverage in the year 2000 ranged from 47 percent for children treated by public providers to nearly 60 percent for only children.

In 2008, 72 percent of children with public providers were fully immunized as were nearly 81 percent of only children.

The CDC says, while the findings are good news, we're still not there yet.