Source: FastStats – Immunization
Some of these students will “catch up” by the age of 5, when they enter school – because their school or state may require full vaccinations.
I had only polio (oral/sugar cube/live virus) and smallpox (jet injector gun) vaccinations as a child. I had measles, mumps – but not rubella – and chicken pox – as a child. And who knows what else?
In the past 2 1/2 years I began catching up on all the vaccinations I missed and have since received:
- 2 shingles vaccination shots
- 1 MMR shot
- 3 Hepatitis A+B shots
- 3 Influenza shots
- 1 pneumonia (Prevnar 20) shot
- 3 Covid-19 shots
That’s 13 injections!
Since I had Covid in early summer, I will be waiting 4-6 months before considering a 4th Covid vaccination.
My last shot will be a Tdap (tetanus) booster next year. So 15 shots in 3 years!