CDC: 46% of children 12 to 17 now fully vaccinated for COVID
(CNN) – Almost half of the adolescents in the United States are fully vaccinated.
The information is in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data analyzed by CNN.
About 46% of all 12- to 17-year-olds have gotten the shot, an increase from earlier this month.
The CDC says more than 14 million adolescents have completed at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.
The news comes at a time when parents are receiving encouraging news for younger children.
Pfizer says the latest trial of its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 shows it is safe and generates a “robust” antibody response.
The company says it plans to submit its information to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization soon.
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