Children and COVID-19 Vaccination Trends. Summary of Data Publicly Reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Webpage].
American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's Hospital Association.
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This webpage reports statistics on the COVID-19 vaccination of all children under the age of 18 in the United States. It shares data that indicates as of October 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded: 13.4 million children under the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 57% of 12-17 year olds; 11.1 million children under the age of 18 are fully vaccinated, representing 47% of 12-17 year olds; the number of children receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine this week was about 131,000; the number of children receiving their first dose has steadily declined from nine weeks ago when 587,000 children received their initial dose the week ending August 11, 2021; about 1% of unvaccinated children 12-17 years received their first dose the past week; the number of weekly first-dose vaccinations remains far below the peak of 1.6 million the end of May when eligibility expanded to 12-15 year olds; and in 12 States, over two-thirds of children (age 12-17) have received at least 1 dose, and in 19 States, fewer than 50% have received 1 dose. The webpage notes there are 72.8 million children under age 18 in the US, 22% of the population, and that children under age 12 are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, representing 14.5% of the US population. Links are provided to the full reports on vaccination rates for October 6 and 13, and for September 29.
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