CDC reports states' H1N1 flu inoculation rates vary widely

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the vaccination rates for the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus are different around the country. New England has the highest rates while the South is having the lowest.

According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, about 39 percent of the population from Rhode Island is immunized against swine flu and Mississippi has 13 percent people who got shots against the disease.

Georgia had the lowest vaccination rate of 21 percent among children and has the highest level of current H1N1 flu activity as compared to any state.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said, "It's possible that the two are related. It's also possible that they are a herald of what could happen in other states."

California has 31.2 percent under the age of 18 vaccinated. According to the survey results, 72 million to 81 million Americans were immunized against H1N1, which indicates that 1 out of every 4 people was vaccinated but it varied from state to state.