98.5% of U.S. Seniors Have Received At Least One Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine
Nearly 100% of all U.S. adults ages 65 and up have had at least the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 85.8% of seniors are fully vaccinated.
That includes 99.9% of adults ages 65-74 who have received a first shot (88.2% fully vaccinated) and 95.7% of those 75 and older (83% fully vaccinated), according to CDC data.
The total U.S. population is 67.7% vaccinated, with 79% of those 12 and older receiving at least the first dose.
As of November 8, 2021, 223.9 million people have received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, 194 million are fully vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is safe, easy, and free. Make your vaccination appointment today. More: https://t.co/zYLe3H12re. pic.twitter.com/33kNqJT60b
— CDC (@CDCgov) November 8, 2021
The total cases among seniors have declined thanks to their high vaccination rates, with just 64 cases per 100,000 as of Nov. 6. Death rates have also declined from 53.5per 100,000 in January to just 0.7 per 100,000 as of November.
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