More than 44,000 Washington children ages 5-11 have first dose of COVID vaccine
OLYMPIA, Wash. — More than 44,000 Washington children ages 5-11 have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Washington State Department of Health said that number was last updated on November 13 and the state is working to make that data available on their online dashboard.
It has only been two weeks since U.S. health officials approved Pfizer’s kid-size shot for this younger age group. Children ages 12-17 have been approved for the vaccine for several months.
The latest data show 49.9 percent of Washington children ages 12-15 and 56.7 percent of children ages 16-17 are fully vaccinated.
While many WA families decide whether or not to vaccinate their children, roughly one-quarter of families in the state are opting against getting the flu shot for their children.
Meanwhile, more COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being established for schoolchildren between the ages of 5 and 11. That includes several mobile clinics throughout Yakima County and clinics hosted by the Kennewick School District for Tri-Cities community members.
If you are interested in finding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic near you, visit the DOH’s Vaccine Locator tool by clicking here.
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