Soon 12-to-15-year-olds To Get Vaccination in US

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  • While the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations may be slowing in the US, experts are optimistic about where the country will be in just a matter of weeks.
  • Roughly 58% of US adults — and nearly 46% of the country’s total population — have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose.
  • More than 34% of the US population is fully vaccinated, CDC data shows.
  • Once the country climbs above that 60% mark of American adults with at least one dose, Reiner says it’s likely we’ll begin to see Covid-19 numbers plummet.

A recent CNN news article by Amir Vera and Christina Maxouris highlights that US may be turning a corner on Covid 19.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci has estimated about 70-85% of people need to be immune for the country to reach a “total blanket of protection,” he told CNN late last month.

Last week, President Joe Biden set a new goal of administering at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose to 70% of American adults by July 4.

That goal is inching closer to realization now that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine Monday to include children ages 12 to 15.

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson

This is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the United States authorized for use in younger teenagers and adolescents. The vaccine was previously authorized for people 16 and older.

Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are still authorized for use only with people 18 and older.

Expanding authorization to children 12 to 15 opens Covid-19 vaccination to another 5% of the US population — nearly 17 million more people.

The expanded authorization means 85% of the US population is eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.

The more Americans vaccinated, the less likely it will be that once the fall and winter roll around, the US will see another significant surge, he added.

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Source : CNN

 

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