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August 18, 2004

Valdosta - A South Georgia health district is keeping people up to date on immunizations.

The 10 county South Health District has the third highest immunization rate in Georgia. This year's rate of 91.9 percent is up ten percent from the last study. Health departments in Cook, Echols, and Lanier had 100 percent immunization rates.

"To prevent most childhood illnesses, children have to be adequately immunized by the time they're two so this is a very important survey, and its not just people who are vaccinated in their health departments but also in their private doctors offices," said Dr. Lynne Feldman.

The North Health District in Gainesville had the highest immunization rate with 93.3 percent.

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