A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which draws on data posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows progress in vaccinating children in the U.S. against COVID-19. This report covers vaccine data available for children 5- to 11-years old, since the COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for this group, and longer-term data for children 12- to 17-years old.
There are 72.8 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S., accounting for 22% of the population. Children 5- to 11-years old represent 8.6% of the U.S. population, according to AAP. The report is updated on a weekly basis.