Children and COVID-19 Vaccinations Trends: AAP Analysis of Data Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of March 16, 2022.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's Hospital Association.
Statistics Technical Report
Published: March 16, 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 March 16, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded: 9.5 million (33%) children ages 5-11 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 7.5 million (27%) of these children have completed the 2-dose vaccination series; a total of 16.9 million (67%) children ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 14.4 million (57%) of these children have completed the 2-dose vaccination series; about 8.3 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 50,000; and in 13 States, over three-quarters of children (age 12-17) have received at least 1 dose, and in 10 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