Fact-Checking Randi Weingarten’s Claim About Teacher Vaccination Rates

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten claimed in a recent interview on MSNBC that 90 percent of AFT members had been vaccinated against coronavirus.

Weingarten has made this claim before, and in a July 26 press release stated: “More than 90 percent of the AFT’s educators and school staff, and nearly 80 percent of our healthcare professionals, are vaccinated against COVID-19, and those numbers are only increasing.”

For context, 70 percent of American adults now have at least one coronavirus shot, but only 49 percent of the total American population has been completely vaccinated. 

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