According to a recent survey conducted by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor, more than half of U.S. adults won’t be getting the COVID-19 booster this year.
The survey showed 23% of US adults will “definitely get” the updated vaccine and 23% will “probably get” it.
Meanwhile, 33% of US adults said they would “definitely not get” the booster and 19% would “probably not get” the vaccine approved by the CDC on Sept. 12.
From The New York Post:
The updated shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are recommended for everyone 6 months and older — but the survey shows that a majority of parents are not planning on getting their children vaccinated.
Those who said they would get the updated booster shot were largely comprised of adults aged 65 and older (64%), Democrats (70%), college graduates (57%) and adults with a chronic condition (56%). Compared to 42% of white adults, at least half of Hispanic adults (54%) and Black adults (51%) said they would get the vaccine.
The portion of the public who plan on getting the new booster is higher than the portion who have gotten previous boosters — but not as high as the 2020 vaccine intake. Almost four in 10 (37%) of adults who have previously gotten a COVID-19 vaccine said they probably or definitely won’t get the new jab.
Consistent with stats throughout the pandemic, a much smaller share of Republicans (24%) than Democrats (70%) anticipate receiving the latest vaccine.
More over at The New York Post:
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