Forty-six percent (46%) of people in America are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. That's according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, no age group under age 40 has a rate as high as 46%.
As far as adults only, CDC reports that as of May 30, about one-half of adults were fully vaccinated.
CDC says that 34% of adults aged 18–39 years reported "having received a COVID-19 vaccine" in a survey, apparently including those who have not received both of the double-dose shots. However, on this chart, CDC says there is a higher vaccine coverage in that age group. It say that 37.5% of 18-24 year olds are fully vaccinated; as are 43.6% of 25-39 year olds.
Fully vaccinated by age:
- 0.2% Under age 12
- 17.8% 12-15
- 31.9% 16-17
- 37.5% 18-24
- 43.6% 25-39
- 52.7% 40-49
- 62.9% 50-64
- 78.7% 65-74
- 75.2% 75+
In cases where race is known, here's the breakdown of fully vaccinated:
- 37.3% American Indian/Alaska Native
- 32.8% Asian
- 31% White
- 25.3% Hispanic
- 29.4% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
- 21.6% Black
CDC says enthusiasm for Covid-19 vaccines appears to have peaked and is now waning. The agency is now focusing a great deal of attention and effort on messaging, marketing, and increasing demand for Covid-19 vaccine. CDC says "improving vaccination coverage, especially among younger people, is critical to reducing Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths."
CDC's strategy assumes the default position that there's a benefit for "everybody" to get vaccinated, regardless of age group or relative risk. That includes young people who have a statistical near-"zero" chance of serious complications from a Covid-19.
Some scientists are critical of CDC's approach saying its vaccine marketing strategy fails to factor in the fact that natural infection is assumed to confer long term, if not lifelong, immunity; whereas vaccine immunity is expected to wear off and require perpetual boosters. In other words, some scientists believe people at low risk of Covid-19 complications, which is most everyone, would be better off fighting Covid-19 naturally and getting long term immunity than getting an experimental vaccine that may confer short term immunity.
Other scientists differ, and insist that the key to ending the pandemic is getting as many people vaccinated as possible.
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