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School Height & Weight Report, 2015-2016

This report summarizes obesity data collected on South Dakota’s school-age children and adolescents during the 2015-2016 school year and includes obesity data collected since the 2001-2002 school year.

November 4, 2016 | School Height & Weight Project | School

School Vaccination Report, 2015-2016

For the 2015-2016 kindergarten class 366 South Dakota schools submitted vaccination audit data. Six percent of schools had <80% MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) coverage, which is precarious. South Dakota’s overall coverage rate for the MMR vaccine was 96.5%, the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) coverage rate was 96.4%, and the varicella (chicken pox) coverage rate was 96.0%, all excellent rates, all exceeding the 95% goal, and all above the national rates.

School Vaccination Report, 2014-2015

For the 2013-2014 school year South Dakota’s overall kindergarten coverage rate for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine was 96.6% (see graphic), DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) coverage rate was 96.7%, and varicella (chicken pox) coverage was at 95.3%, all South Dakota coverage rates were above the national median and better than the 95% goal.

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