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Wed Sep 27, 2023, 07:24 AM Sep 2023

Almost half of US adults plan to get new COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds [View all]

Source: ABC News

September 27, 2023, 5:03 AM

Nearly half of all adults in the United States plan to get the newly recommended COVID-19 vaccine, according to results from a survey released Wednesday.

The latest poll conducted by the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor found that 23% of U.S. adults say they will "definitely" get the updated booster, 23% say they will "probably" get it, while 19% say they will "probably not" get it and 33% say they will "definitely not" get it.

The new shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, which are formulated to target newer variants of COVID-19, are recommend for everyone 6 months and older, but the survey found that the majority of U.S. parents say they aren’t planning to get it for their children.

Consistent with prior trends as earlier vaccines were being rolled out during the COVID-19 pandemic, the poll found that Democrats and people at least 65 years old are most likely to say they would "definitely" or "probably" get the updated booster.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/covid-19-vaccine-poll-survey-us-adults/story?id=103494928

Link to survey news release - https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/press-release/poll-nearly-half-of-adults-expect-to-get-the-new-covid-19-vaccine/
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Hallelujah!................. Lovie777 Sep 2023 #1
Hardly sufficient but if they follow through--far better than the doomsayers predicted... hlthe2b Sep 2023 #2
that means more than half plan not to. Javaman Sep 2023 #3
Is anyone dying from it anymore? jimfields33 Sep 2023 #4
That's the big difference, compared to when the first vaccine came out. thesquanderer Sep 2023 #5
I'm more afraid of long COVID than dying TexasBushwhacker Sep 2023 #36
19 Americans died yesterday from COVID IronLionZion Sep 2023 #12
check that same date in 2 weeks, and you'll probably see a much higher number. patphil Sep 2023 #15
Yes, last week averaged about a hundred deaths a day in USA IronLionZion Sep 2023 #17
Hard to find current data; most states aren't reporting regularly. patphil Sep 2023 #14
Waste water analysis seems to be the best indicator of community spread these days JoseBalow Sep 2023 #19
cdc has good data from the hospitals Blues Heron Sep 2023 #22
Deaths are up 12 percent over the most recent week - according to the cdc Blues Heron Sep 2023 #21
Oh well Chi67 Oct 2023 #38
The right half. :) n/t brewens Sep 2023 #6
The left half IronLionZion Sep 2023 #9
Both are true. n/t brewens Sep 2023 #11
Yup, I don't mind a few less magats stinking up the planet LiberalLovinLug Sep 2023 #28
I got mine Sunday central scrutinizer Sep 2023 #7
Meanwhile, the flat earth GQP nwduke Sep 2023 #8
Got mine yesterday, Pfizer. patphil Sep 2023 #10
A note from North Idaho BlueIdaho Sep 2023 #13
Hubby has covid LittleGirl Sep 2023 #16
Got COVID booster And my flu shot at the same time. No side effects for me. flying_wahini Sep 2023 #18
I haven't heard anything about boosting the booster JoseBalow Sep 2023 #20
i got mine today plu smy flu shot moonshinegnomie Sep 2023 #23
The pharmacy down the street from me doesn't have it yet (most likely because it just re-opened) Rocknation Sep 2023 #24
Got mine today, Moderna (Spikevax) JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2023 #25
Frustration in trying to schedule shot with CVS BarbD Sep 2023 #26
We scheduled on line without a cell phone Born Free Sep 2023 #34
I'll get mine Oct. 16... Dulcinea Sep 2023 #27
I'll be getting it ASAP. Elessar Zappa Sep 2023 #29
My wife and I got our updated CRK7376 Sep 2023 #30
"23% of adults said they would definitely get it,", that's closer to the 17% that got it last year Shanti Shanti Shanti Sep 2023 #31
Message auto-removed Name removed Sep 2023 #32
Hello. GP6971 Sep 2023 #33
I got a shot in July because we traveled Tree Lady Sep 2023 #35
If you got the Covid shot in July, you can wait until January for the next one Rocknation Oct 2023 #37
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