Two-thirds of U.S. adults don’t plan on getting COVID boosters

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Round two-thirds of adults in the USA aren’t planning to get the up to date COVID-19 booster pictures quickly, based on a survey carried out by the Kaiser Household Basis (KFF), a well being coverage nonprofit group.

Solely a 3rd of adults polled mentioned they both already acquired the up to date pictures or plan to get the booster as quickly as attainable, the poll found.

About 18% mentioned they’d wait and see whether or not they would get the brand new booster shot, whereas 10% mentioned they’d solely get it if it was required. About 12% of adults surveyed mentioned they’d undoubtedly not get the shot, whereas 27% mentioned they weren’t eligible as a result of they weren’t absolutely vaccinated.

About 7.6 million folks acquired the up to date pictures over the primary 4 weeks the boosters have been accessible, based on U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) knowledge launched on Thursday. That represents about 3.5% of the 215.5 million folks in the USA aged 12 or older who’re eligible to obtain the pictures as a result of they’ve accomplished their main vaccination collection.

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About a third of adults say they have either received the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster dose (5%), which had been available for one to two weeks when the survey was in the field or say they plan to get the new booster as soon as possible (27%).

A few third of adults say they’ve both acquired the up to date bivalent COVID-19 booster dose (5%), which had been accessible for one to 2 weeks when the survey was within the subject or say they plan to get the brand new booster as quickly as attainable (27%).
(KFF)

Final month, the Meals and Drug Administration licensed reformulated variations of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Inc. vaccines that goal to guard in opposition to the omicron subvariants.

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The reformulated pictures goal each the unique pressure of the coronavirus and the omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants that many are catching.

The most recent KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey discovered that consciousness of the up to date boosters was comparatively modest, with about half of adults saying they’ve heard “a lot” (17%) or “some” (33%) in regards to the new pictures.

Awareness of the new vaccines is low, with only half of adults surveyed saying they had heard a lot or some about the boosters, according to the Kaiser survey.

Consciousness of the brand new vaccines is low, with solely half of adults surveyed saying that they had heard so much or some in regards to the boosters, based on the Kaiser survey.
(KFF)

Moreover, round 40% of absolutely vaccinated adults mentioned they weren’t certain whether or not the brand new COVID-19 boosters are advisable for them. The CDC advisable that every one folks aged 12 and older get the reformulated COVID-19 booster at the very least two months after being absolutely vaccinated.

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For the survey, KFF polled 1,534 adults from Sept. 15 to Sept. 26.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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