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More than 500 Wisconsin children complete COVID-19 vaccine series

State health officials report .2% of children in this age group have completed their vaccine series, or 529 kids.
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Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 2:37 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Less than 1% of children in Wisconsin ages 12-15 have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series, three weeks after the first full day of vaccinations in the state.

State health officials report .2% of children in this age group have completed their vaccine series, or 529 kids.

The three week mark is significant because the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only one approved for children under the age of 18, requires its second dose be administered around three weeks after the administration of the first one.

The Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard also indicates more than one fifth of children have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. In Dane County, almost half of children ages 12-15 have received at least their first dose as the county as a whole reached two thirds of residents vaccinated with one shot.

In all of the state, 48.1% of residents have received at least their first dose and 42.3% of people have completed their vaccine series.

So far this week, 26,857 doses have been administered in the state.

Seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases continues to fall

Wisconsin’s seven-day rolling average has continued to fall Thursday, reaching levels not seen since last April.

DHS reports the new seven-day rolling average is set at 146 cases as 185 cases were confirmed positive. You would have to go back to April 1, 2020 to find a lower seven-day rolling average.

This brings the total of people who have had COVID-19 in the state up to 610,565.

DHS also adds 10 deaths have been reported in Wisconsin, causing the total number of deaths to rise up to 7,129.

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