Amongst U.S. adults, 52% say they are going to “most likely” or “undoubtedly” not get the brand new COVID-19 vaccine, in line with the most recent KFF (Kaiser Household Basis) COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor ballot.
Conversely, 23% of adults “undoubtedly” plan to get the vaccine — whereas one other 23% will “most likely” get it.
Among the many individuals who mentioned they “undoubtedly” or “most likely” will get the brand new shot, most are Democrats and/or not less than 65 years previous, the ballot discovered.
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Seventy p.c of Democrats plan to get the brand new vaccine.
That is in comparison with simply 24% of Republicans.
Amongst U.S. adults, 52% of individuals say they are going to “most likely” or “undoubtedly” not get the brand new COVID-19 vaccine. That is in line with the most recent KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor ballot. (iStock)
The survey, which was carried out between Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, polled 1,296 U.S. adults by way of on-line and phone polls.
Primarily based in San Francisco, KFF is a self-described “impartial supply for well being coverage analysis, polling and journalism.”
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“The ballot reveals that many of the nation nonetheless trusts the CDC and the FDA on vaccines — however there’s a partisan hole, and most Republicans don’t belief the nation’s regulatory and scientific businesses chargeable for vaccine approval and steering,” KFF’s president and CEO, Drew Altman, mentioned in a press launch.
A partisan divide
There’s additionally a partisan divide by way of COVID precautions, the ballot discovered.
Amongst Democrats, 58% are prone to take additional precautions — together with carrying masks, forgoing journey and avoiding public gatherings — amid rising COVID circumstances.
However simply 16% of Republicans mentioned they might be prone to do the identical.
Among the many individuals who mentioned they “undoubtedly” or “most likely” will get the brand new shot, most are Democrats and/or not less than 65 years previous, the ballot discovered. (Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belgia/AFP by way of Getty Photos)
Concerning giving the brand new vaccine to kids, greater than half of fogeys say they “most likely” or “undoubtedly” won’t achieve this — even though the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for youngsters 6 months and older.
In terms of different diseases — together with measles, mumps and rubella — most adults (68%) and oldsters (55%) help requiring vaccines for wholesome kids, KFF revealed.
Nonetheless, 43% of fogeys and 31% of adults imagine that the vaccination of children ought to be left as much as the dad and mom.
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The folks surveyed mentioned they’re extra prone to get the flu shot and the brand new RSV vaccine than they’re to get the brand new COVID vaccine.
Dr. Marc Siegel, scientific professor of medication at NYU Langone Medical Middle and a Fox Information medical contributor, mentioned he believes the choice to get the brand new vaccine ought to be a private one, on condition that the “vaccine doesn’t forestall unfold” — however he additionally mentioned the selection ought to be fact-driven. (He was not concerned within the new survey.)
Dr. Marc Siegel, scientific professor of medication at NYU Langone Medical Middle and a Fox Information medical contributor, mentioned he believes the choice to get the brand new vaccine ought to be a private one, on condition that the “vaccine doesn’t forestall unfold.” He additionally mentioned the selection ought to be fact-driven. (Fox Information)
“The issue is that too many selections in regards to the new COVID vaccine are pushed by politics and concern moderately than by an understanding of both viruses or vaccines,” he informed Fox Information Digital.
“The explanation the CDC is recommending [the new COVID vaccine] for [those who are] six months and up is as a result of the CDC’s statistics have proven that through the pandemic, half of the kids hospitalized had no preexisting situations,” Siegel famous.
Individuals who have had COVID just lately or who’ve had a nasty response to earlier vaccines “ought to most likely not take it,” Dr. Siegel mentioned.
“However as Dr. Paul Offit [at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania] has identified to me, lots of these youngsters have been unvaccinated, and in addition, a lot of this information is from earlier within the pandemic,” he added.
Primarily based on this info, Siegel mentioned he would suggest the booster for youths who’re at larger danger.
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The aged — in addition to adults who’ve underlying situations together with weight problems, coronary heart illness, most cancers, lung illness and immunodeficiencies — must also take into account taking the vaccine, mentioned Dr. Siegel.
“The virus itself is extra regarding than the potential for vaccine negative effects,” the physician famous.
“There’s substantial proof now that being vaccinated and boosted cuts down your danger of lengthy COVID, together with myocarditis from the virus,” he added.
Excessive-risk kids, aged folks and adults who’ve underlying situations ought to take into account taking the vaccine, Siegel mentioned. (iStock)
Those that have had COVID just lately or who’ve had a nasty response to earlier vaccines “ought to most likely not take it,” Siegel mentioned.
In terms of different vaccines, he recommends that everybody get the flu shot and that aged folks get the RSV shot.
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“Pregnant ladies ought to talk about with their obstetrician and determine on a case-by-case foundation,” Siegel mentioned.
Added the physician, “The COVID vaccine continues to be possible simpler than the flu and RSV vaccine, however has extra negative effects.”
Fox Information Digital reached out to KFF for extra touch upon the ballot.
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