More than 8,600 Idaho children ages 5-11 have initiated COVID vaccination

BOISE, Idaho — Thousands of Idaho children ages 5-11 have received initiated COVID-19 vaccination. 

As of Monday, more than 8,600 of Idaho’s nearly 177,000 children in that age group have received their first dose. 

It has been two weeks since U.S. health officials approved Pfizer’s low-dose vaccine for young children. 

About 56.1 percent of Idaho children ages 12 and older are fully vaccinated, while 61.7 percent have at least one dose. 

The state of Idaho has among the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Vaccination data can be found here. 

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