Percentage of kindergarteners with vaccine exemptions in the U.S. in 2018, by state

This statistic depicts the percentage of kindergarteners in the U.S. who were exempted from vaccinations for any reason during the 2017-2018 school year, by state. According to the data, in Alaska seven percent of kindergarteners were exempt from vaccinations during that time.

Percentage of U.S. kindergarteners who received vaccination exemptions in the 2017-2018 school year, by state

Percentage of kindergartens
Oregon 7.6%
Idaho 7.1%
Alaska 7%
Arizona 5.8%
Wisconsin 5.4%
Maine 5.3%
Utah 5.3%
District of Columbia5%
Washington 4.7%
Montana 4.3%
Michigan 4.2%
Vermont 3.8%
North Dakota 3.4%
Nevada 3.2%
Hawaii 3.1%
Florida 2.9%
New Hampshire 2.9%
Pennsylvania 2.8%
Georgia 2.7%
Ohio 2.6%
Connecticut 2.3%
Oklahoma 2.2%
South Dakota 2.2%
Nebraska 2.2%
New Jersey 2.2%
Iowa 2%
South Carolina 2%
North Carolina 2%
Texas (including Houston)2%
Arkansas 1.7%
New Mexico 1.7%
Kansas 1.7%
Tennessee 1.5%
Maryland 1.5%
Virginia 1.5%
Kentucky 1.4%
Delaware 1.4%
Massachusetts 1.3%
New York (including New York City)1.1%
Louisiana 1.1%
Rhode Island 1.1%
Indiana 0.9%
Alabama 0.9%
California 0.7%
New York City0.7%
West Virginia 0.2%
Mississippi 0.1%
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Release date

October 2018


United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2018 school year

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