Children and COVID-19 Vaccinations Trends: AAP Analysis of Data Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of February 9, 2022.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's Hospital Association.
Statistics Technical Report
Published: February 09, 2022
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This report shares statistics on the COVID-19 vaccination of all children under the age of 18 in the United States. It reports that as of February 9, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded: 8.8 million (31%) children ages 5-11 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6.5 million (23%) of these children have completed the 2-dose vaccination series; a total of 16.5 million (66%) children ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 14 million (56%) of these children have completed the 2-dose vaccination series; about 8.6 million children ages 12-17 have not received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose; the number of children ages 12-17 receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine this past week was approximately 105,000; and in 13 States, over three-quarters of children (age 12-17) have received at least 1 dose, and in 13 States, under 50% have received 1 dose. Data charts are provided and show the weekly increase in COVID-19 vaccine recipients under age 18 by age group, the proportion of U.S. children ages 5-11 and ages 12-17 vaccinated against COVID-19 by State of residence, and trends over a 3-week period. The report notes there were 72.8 million children under age 18 in the US in 2020, representing 22.2% of the population.
COVID-19; Child health; Data analysis; Statistics; Disaster response