The COVID States Project #81: Child vaccination rates [post]

Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Hong Qu, Roy Perlis, David Lazer, Alauna Safarpour, Matthew Baum, Katherine Ognyanova, James Druckman, Mauricio Santillana, Ata Uslu, Alexi Quintana, Jon Green (+2 others)
2022 unpublished
It has been approximately 9 months since the FDA authorized youth ages 12 to 17 to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and 3 months since authorization for kids ages 5 to 11. After each authorization, vaccination rates initially surged among those age groups. Now that more time has elapsed - along with the spike in cases due to the Omicron variant - how have vaccination rates fared among minors, and how have parents' likelihood of vaccinating their kids changed? Understanding these
more » ... nds may also allow predictions about vaccination uptake among younger children, now that Pfizer has asked the FDA to approve the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5.
doi:10.31219/ fatcat:mchwvm5imfgtnb7jdij5blulle