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Fri February 28, 2014
Local and State News

New Mexico Flu Vaccination for Children Above US

ALBUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has a flu vaccination rate for children significantly above the national average.

Federal figures show that 67 percent of New Mexico children 17 and younger were vaccinated for flu during the 2013-2014 flu season, compared with 57 percent nationally.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to a New Mexico program that immunized 51,000 school children.

Federal funding largely paid for dispensing about $860,000 worth of vaccine by school and state personnel this season.

The season generally runs from October to May.