15 million people in the U.S. have missed their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, CDC says

July 2, 2021

The Washington Post

Nearly 15 million people — or more than one in 10 of those eligible in the United States — have missed their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC data shows that as of June 16, nearly 11 percent of people who had sufficient time to get the second dose missed their ideal window. The number has increased from 8 percent earlier in the year, but CDC spokesperson Kate Fowlie said the rise was “not unexpected.”

The second shot is recommended three weeks after the first Pfizer-BioNTech shot or four weeks after the first Moderna shot. Second doses were considered missed if more than 42 days had passed since the initial jab...

David Broniatowski, associate director for George Washington University’s Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, said some people also mistakenly think if they’ve already had covid-19, they just need one dose.

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