Children and COVID-19 Vaccinations Trends: AAP Analysis of Data Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of November 17, 2021.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's Hospital Association.
Statistics Technical Report
Published: November 17, 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 November 17, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded: a total of 14.9 million children ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 60% of 12-17 year olds; 12.5 million of these children are fully vaccinated, representing 50% of 12-17 year olds; the number of children ages 12-17 receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine this past week was approximately 148,000, a substantial drop since August 11th when 660,000 children received their initial dose; the number of weekly first-dose vaccinations remains far below the peak of 1.68 million the end of May when eligibility expanded to 12-15 year olds; and in 13 States, over two-thirds of children (age 12-17) have received at least 1 dose, and in 18 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 12-17 vaccinated against COVID-19 by State of residence, and trends over a 3-week period. The webpage notes there were 72.8 million children under age 18 in the US in 2020, representing 22.2% of the population.
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