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One in 10 Wisconsin children 12-15 complete COVID-19 vaccine series

A Scripps health official draws from a vile the COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it to a...
A Scripps health official draws from a vile the COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it to a patient at their new drive-thru vaccination site at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 in Del Mar, Calif. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)(Nelvin C. Cepeda | AP)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 2:49 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - More than 10% of Wisconsin children ages 12-15 have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series Friday, state health officials report.

Nearly 5% of children had completed their vaccine series at the beginning of the week, meaning it took just four days for the state to increase by over 5 percent points.

The Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard indicates 23.8% of children in this age group have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine. That percentage is almost double in Dane County, with 54% having received at least one COVID-19 vaccine.

Wisconsin children ages 12-15 became eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine in the state about a month ago.

Other groups to note:

  • Overall in the state, 43.8% of people have completed their vaccine series and 48.9% have received at least one dose.
  • The number of vaccines administered to Wisconsinites has risen above 5.2 million, with 64,035 doses being administered this week.
  • 80% of 65 and older residents in Wisconsin have completed their vaccine series Friday.

COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in Wis.

The number of COVID-19 cases reported daily continues to decrease in the Badger State, as health officials confirm 135 cases Friday. There have been more than 611,000 cases recorded to date since the start of the pandemic.

The new seven-day rolling average has fallen Friday, dipping to 121 cases.

Of the 7,206 deaths reported from COVID-19 in Wisconsin, DHS adds one person has died Friday from the virus.

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