Almost 40% of eligible Wrangell teens fully vaccinated


November 24, 2021

As of Monday, 38% of Wrangell youth ages 12 through 17 had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, less than the statewide average of 48%, according to state health department statistics.

The national rate is about 60%, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Though children as young as 5 became eligible for the shots earlier this month, the state website does not track vaccination rates separately for 5- through 11-year-olds on the “Sleeves Up for School” online dashboard.

SEARHC started offering vaccinations for children as young as 5 just three days after...

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