Less than half of insured Americans vaccinated
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Numbers are worse among minority populations.

A report released by the the federal government Thursday shows that about  48% of insured people age 16 and older had been vaccinated at least once between Dec. 14, 2020 and May 15, and that just more than 38% of them were fully vaccinated.

But vaccination rates during that time span were lower among insured non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic persons when compared to vaccination rates for non-Hispanic white people. Data indicates that 40.7% of non-Hispanic Black people age 16 and older had received at least one vaccine and 41.1% of Hispanic people age 16 and older had at least one vaccine from December through May 15.

Nearly 55% of non-Hispanic white people age 16 and older had at least one vaccination during the same time span. Vaccination rates were highest among non-Hispanic Asian persons, with 57.4% receiving one or more vaccinations during the time span under review.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relied on data from the “Vaccine Safety Datalink ” in making its findings. The VSD is a collaboration between the CDC and eight integrated health-care organizations in six states, not including Florida.

Data show that vaccination rates increased with age. More than 76% of people aged 75 and older had at least one vaccine dose, but less than 29% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 had at least one dose. Additionally, during the six-month time span slightly more than 50% of women had received at least one dose of a vaccine, compared to 45.5% of men.


Republished with permission from The News Service of Florida.

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  • Tom

    July 17, 2021 at 7:45 am

    CDR Health Care cloud announced in conjunction with the state of Florida over 2.5 inoculations. How can that be, Florida and this Governor reportedly don’t help. Obviously, the department of health is making a difference. This is a turn key program that is initiated to administer vaccines. Compliments and congratulations to America’s Governor DeSantis in implementing this private sector approach to help encourage vaccines. Florida is making a difference through its example.

  • Tom Palmer

    July 17, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Except that people are still getting sick because of his partisan political antics. #DeathDeSantis seems more logical as time goes by

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