Rochelle Walensky, CDC director (Greg Nash/Pool via AP Images)

CDC sur­vey re­veals Covid-19 vac­ci­na­tion rates for chil­dren re­main low

As new Omi­cron sub­vari­ants rise in preva­lence, the lat­est CDC da­ta show that vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age among chil­dren re­mains low.

On­ly about 5.9% of chil­dren be­low the age of 2 and 8.8% of chil­dren 2 to 4 years old had re­ceived at least one vac­cine dose as of ear­ly No­vem­ber, ac­cord­ing to the CDC’s ad­min­is­tra­tive da­ta. To get a grasp on those low num­bers, the agency an­a­lyzed da­ta from 4,496 “Na­tion­al Im­mu­niza­tion Sur­vey-Child COVID Mod­ule in­ter­views” con­duct­ed back in Ju­ly. The in­ter­views ad­dressed fac­tors such as so­ciode­mo­graph­ic char­ac­ter­is­tics and parental be­liefs about Covid-19.

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