Ensuring high coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) vaccine uptake among US child care providers is crucial to mitigating the public health implications of child-staff and staff-child transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; however, the vaccination rate among this group was previously unknown. To characterize vaccine uptake among US child care providers, researchers conducted a multistate cross-sectional survey of the child care workforce. COVID-19 vaccine uptake among US child care providers overall was higher than the general US adult population, and sub-populations with lower uptake were identified.
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Kavin M. Patel, Amyn A. Malik, Aiden Lee, Madeline Klotz, John Eric Humphries, Thomas Murray, David Wilkinson, Mehr Shafiq, Inci Yildirim, Jad A. Elharake, Rachel Diaz, Chin Reyes, Saad B. Omer, Walter S. Gilliam; COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among US Child Care Providers. Pediatrics November 2021; 148 (5): e2021053813. 10.1542/peds.2021-053813