Disparities in First Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage among Children 5-11 Years of Age, United States

Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 May;28(5):986-989. doi: 10.3201/eid2805.220166. Epub 2022 Feb 28.


We analyzed first-dose coronavirus disease vaccination coverage among US children 5-11 years of age during November-December 2021. Pediatric vaccination coverage varied widely by jurisdiction, age group, and race/ethnicity, and lagged behind vaccination coverage for adolescents aged 12-15 years during the first 2 months of vaccine rollout.

Keywords: BNT162 vaccine; COVID-19; SARS; SARS-CoV-2; United States; coronavirus; coronavirus disease; disparities; respiratory infections; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; vaccination coverages; vaccines; viruses; zoonoses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • COVID-19 Vaccines*
  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • COVID-19* / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccination Coverage


  • COVID-19 Vaccines