Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Rates By Age – September 23rd, 2021
Bottom Line: COVID-19 vaccination rates have continued to be above the national average in Florida. The higher vax trend kicked in along with the summer surge in cases and perhaps may be contributing to Florida’s recent rapid decline from peak pandemic levels in mid-August. A majority of all eligible Floridians at all age levels have been immunized with at least a first dose most recently.
Florida’s overall vaccination rate now stands at 66.3% of Florida’s total population and now at 70% of Florida’s vaccine eligible population. Florida’s vaccination rate remains higher than the national average as we now rank 18th overall – two spots higher than a week ago. For the second consecutive week the lowest vaccination rates are no longer among those between the ages of 12-19. It’s 20-somethings who are the least likely to have received a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida.
Here’s an updated look at completed vaccination rates by age:
- 12-19: 53%
- 20-29: 51%
- 30-39: 61%
- 40-49: 70%
- 50-59: 76%
- 60-64: 83%
- 65+: 88%
With Florida’s 20-somethings being the least likely to have received a COVID-19 vaccine they also stand to be the most impacted by President Biden’s recent announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Should that rule go through about 75% of Florida’s workforce will be impacted. As of today, approximately 65% of Florida’s workforce has been vaccinated. That leaves over 800,000 Floridians currently in the crosshairs of the mandate.