Even as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop, the U.S. has reached the 4 million mark for infected children, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.
Children represent 14.1% of all COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and 19% for the week ending June 10.
have not received such authorization yet, but Moderna is in the process of seeking an emergency-use recommendation from the FDA.In the younger group of children who are currently eligible, completion of the vaccine regimen took a big jump in the week ending June 14, according to the CDC. The total share of those aged 12-15 years who had received a second dose jumped from 4.1% on June 7 to 11.4% on June 14, with comparable numbers for 16- and 17-year-olds coming in at 26.4% and 29.1%.
Activity over just the last 14 days, however, shows a slight decrease in children aged 12-15 getting a first dose: For just the 2 weeks ending June 7, 17.9% of all children in the age group received a first dose, but for the 14 days ending June 14, only 17.1% of the age group did so, the CDC said on its COVID Data Tracker site.
For children aged 16-17 years – of whom less than 30% have reached full vaccination – activity seems to have stagnated: 4.8% of all 16- to 17-year-olds received a first vaccination during the 14 days ending June 7, compared with 4.7% who did so during the 14 days ending June 14, the CDC reported. headtopics.com
Older age groups are still getting vaccinated more quickly. As of June 14, those aged 25-39 years had a completion rate of 41.9% and 24.0% of the age group had received a first dose in the previous 2 weeks, while 61.4% of those aged 50-64 were fully vaccinated, and 18.0% had gotten their first dose, the CDC data shows.
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