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How Many Kids Have Gotten a COVID Vaccine?

Now that COVID vaccines are authorized for younger kids, you might be wondering, how many kids have gotten a COVID vaccine?

We are just getting started vaccinating younger kids, but 46% of younger teens and 52% of older teens have already had two doses of a COVID vaccine.
We are just getting started vaccinating younger kids, but 46% of younger teens and 52% of older teens have already had two doses of a COVID vaccine.

Probably more than you think!

How Many Kids Have Gotten a COVID Vaccine?

That’s right!

Over 900,000 children under age 12 years have already gotten a dose of COVID vaccine.

And just over 129 thousand are already fully vaccinated!

Wait, what?

How are so many younger kids fully vaccinated when a COVID vaccine for this age group was only just authorized on November 2? And there is a minimum three week interval between doses?

Some of these younger kids likely got their dose early, either on purpose or inadvertently. In other cases though, the doses may have been misclassified – an older child or adult got a dose and the age was entered wrong.

Some younger kids likely got off-label doses before COVID vaccines were authorized, while others were likely misclassified.
Some younger kids likely got off-label doses before COVID vaccines were authorized, while others were likely misclassified.

Still, it is clear that the great majority of doses in this age group have come since the COVID vaccine was authorized.

How Many Teens Have Gotten a COVID Vaccine?

What else do you notice in these COVID vaccine statistics?

Yes, it is going to take a little time to get younger kids a COVID vaccine, but did you know that nearly 50% of older kids are already fully vaccinated and protected?

And vaccination rates are much, much higher in some communities.

In Marin County, California, over 91% of teens are vaccinated!

In Marin County, California, for instance, over 91% of teens are vaccinated!

Are you ready to get your kids vaccinated and protected?

Keep in mind that if you delay or skip getting your kids vaccinated and protected, you put them at risk to get COVID, a life-threatening disease
Keep in mind that if you delay or skip getting your kids vaccinated and protected, you simply put them at risk to get COVID, a life-threatening disease.

Still have questions about the safety of COVID vaccines?

We almost certainly have your questions answered:

Are you ready to get your kids vaccinated and protected now?

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1 thought on “How Many Kids Have Gotten a COVID Vaccine?”

  1. You ask: “Are you ready to get your kids vaccinated and protected now?”

    I ask: What are you protecting them from? You can still get covid, and spread covid, after vaccination. What is the point of the vaccine if it doesn’t stop the spread? Many friends and family members who are vaccinated, still won’t see anyone who isn’t. If the vaccine protects, shouldn’t that make you safe around someone who isn’t vaccinated?

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