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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 100% of American adults age 65 and older have now received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, reducing the nation’s vaccination rate because of the younger age. The class is lagging behind.

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CDC reports 98.5% of adults 65 and older have received at least the first vaccine dose as of Wednesday, while 85.8% are fully vaccinated.

This includes 99.9% of adults aged 65–74 who have received the first shot (88.2% fully vaccinated) and 95.7% (83% fully vaccinated) aged 75 and over. cdc data,

The percentage of vaccinated seniors is far more than 67.7% of the total US population who have received at least a first dose, including 79% of those 12 years of age and older and 80.9% of all adults.

Younger Americans are less likely to be vaccinated, with 57.3% aged 12-15, 64.1% aged 16-17, 67% aged 18-24, 70.6% aged 25-39, 78.6% aged 40-49 and 85.9% of those aged 50-64 are receiving at least one shot.

there are cases rejected Their high vaccination rate resulted in cases over the age of 65, from 337 per 100,000 people in January to 65–74 cases per 100,000 people, before the vaccine became widely available, during the delta variant surge in early September. There were 157 cases in 64 cases per 100,000 as of November 6.

Deaths have declined further, especially for those over the age of 75, from 53.5 per 100,000 people in January to 15 deaths per 100,000 in September and 0.7 per 100,000 in November.

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