COVID-19 Infection Rate in Ages 5–11 the Same for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated: CDC Data

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Vaccinated and unvaccinated children aged 5–11 years were about as likely to test positive for COVID-19 in the last several weeks of data released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The rate of COVID-19 cases detected in children aged 5–11 was about 122 per 100,000 for the unvaccinated and over 131 per 100,000 in the vaccinated during the week ending Feb. 19. In the prior week, the rate was 248 and 244 for the unvaccinated and vaccinated respectively.

The month before, the rate was nearly 1,800 per 100,000 in unvaccinated and over 1,340 per 100,000 in the vaccinated during the week ending Jan. 15.

The CDC also tracks COVID-19 deaths among the vaccinated and unvaccinated, but omits data for ages 5-11 “due to low numbers.”

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