More than 360,000 kids under the age of 12 are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC director signed off on a lower dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 last week, allowing widespread vaccination efforts to begin. The White House said that its vaccine program, which includes sending shots to pharmacies, pediatric doctors’ offices and schools, would be at “full strength” starting this week.
CDC data for the age group will be updated later this week, according to the agency. The current data is “the result of vaccination trial data and historical data that is subject to change,” the agency said.
The agency reported that the age group represents more than 5% of the people who got their first shot over the last two weeks. Roughly 28 million children are in the age group.