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Mid-Michigan counties beating state average vaccination rate

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MID-MICHIGAN (WNEM) -

Whether to vaccinate your school children is a hot-button issue for parents. 

Schools for K-12 in Mid-Michigan's biggest counties are beating the state vaccination average in this respect. Numbers from the State Department of Health and Human Services show Bay, Saginaw, and Genesee Counties all have a better than 95-percent average - with Midland topping all of them at 97 percent.

 The state average is 94-percent. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least a 95-percent vaccination rate, which is considered the threshold necessary for "herd immunity" against a disease. 

Herd immunity comes from the idea that the more people who are vaccinated, the fewer opportunities a disease has to spread. 

To see immunization rates in your county, click here

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