Aug 29, 2022 - News
What portion of Colorado kids had COVID-19
This probably won't surprise any parents: 80% of Colorado children have had COVID-19 since the pandemic began, new data from the CDC shows.
- The rate for kids ages 6 months to 17 years matches the national average.
By the numbers: It's an increase from figures the agency published in May.
- At that point, a study estimated that half the state was infected with COVID-19 at one point since the start of the pandemic.
What to watch: As children return to childcare and school settings, the cases may increase again with the latest, more transmissible Omicron variants.
- Just 38% of Colorado children ages 5 to 11 are fully immunized, according to the state.
- The immunization rate for ages 12-17 is better at 65%.
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