Summary of data publicly reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all children and adolescents 6 months of age and older who do not have contraindications using a vaccine authorized for use for their age. See AAP policy.
In this report, drawing on data posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of 8.03.22, the AAP reports progress in vaccinating US children, including the 50 States and District of Columbia.
The report covers the vaccine data available for children under 5, and the longer-term data for children 5-11 years and for children 12-17 years of age.
See link below to download the full AAP report. Note: Individual state web sites may have additional or more recent information.
Children Under 5 Years:
As of August 3, 2022, the CDC recorded:
900,000 US children ages 6 months-4 years have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- Representing 5% of 6 months-4 year-olds
- This past week about 93,000 received their first vaccine dose.
About 16.5 million children 6 months-4 year-olds had yet to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Children Ages 5-11 Years:
10.4 million US children ages 5-11 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- Representing 37% of 5-11 year-olds
8.4 million US children ages 5-11 completed the 2-dose vaccination series
- Representing 30% of 5-11 year-olds
About 17.9 million children 5-11 had yet to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. This past week about 51,000 received their first vaccine dose.
Child vaccination rates vary widely across states, ranging from 17% to 69% receiving their first dose.
Children Ages 12-17 Years:
17.4 million US children and adolescents ages 12- 17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- Representing 69% of 12-17 year-olds
14.9 million of US children and adolescents ages 12- 17 completed the 2-dose vaccination series
- Representing 59% of 12-17 year-olds
About 7.7 million children 12-17 had yet to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. This past week about 20,000 received their first vaccine dose.
Child vaccination rates vary widely across states:
- In 14 states, over three-quarters of children (age 12-17) have received at least 1 dose, and in 7 states, fewer than 50% have received 1 dose.
Source: AAP analysis of data series titled “COVID -19 Vaccinations in the United States, Jurisdiction” as of August 3, 2022. Data cover the 50 States and District of Columbia.
There are 72.8 M children under age 18 in the US, 22% of the population.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the CDC in persons aged > 16 years on December 12, 2020, following an EUA from the FDA on December 11th. On May 12, 2021, CDC approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in persons aged 12-15 years, following the vaccine’s EUA granted by the FDA on May 10th. The FDA issued an EUA for the Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11 on 10.29.2021, followed by CDC recommendation on 11.2.2021.
The FDA authorized the use of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children under age 5 on 6.15.2022, followed by CDC recommendation on 6.18.2022.
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