Children and COVID-19 Vaccinations Trends: AAP Analysis of Data Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of September 8, 2021.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's Hospital Association.
Statistics Technical Report
Published: September 8, 2021
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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 September 8, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded: a total of 12.4 million children under the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 59% of 16-17 year olds and 51% of 12-15 year olds; 9.7 million children under the age of 18 are fully vaccinated, representing 48% of 16-17 year olds and 39% 12-15 year olds; the number of children receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine this week was about 323,000; the number of children receiving their first dose declined for a fourth 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 15 States, over 60% of children (age 12-17) have received at least 1 dose, and in 11 States, under 40% 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 12-17 vaccinated against COVID-19 by State of residence, and trends over a 3-week period. The webpage notes there are 72.8 million children under age 18 in the US, 22% of the population.
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