As the Delta spreads, 62% of vaccinated Americans want COVID booster shots


According to a new Yahoo News / YouGov poll, more than 6 out of 10 vaccinated Americans will get additional COVID-19 booster shots if available.

A survey of 1,715 U.S. adults conducted July 13-15 found that 62% of vaccinated people received another jab if possible, reducing only 18%. I did. Another 20 percent is uncertain.

New interest in COVID boosters comes from the fact that hyperinfectious delta mutants cause “unvaccinated pandemics.” State for each state, And the accelerating spread of the virus among unvaccinated Americans occasionally “Breakthrough case.. “

Eon Walk on the left is the Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine at the Mothers In Action Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Los Angeles on Friday, July 16, 2021, in collaboration with the Mothers In Action LA County Public Health Service. Administer to Darryl Black. Los Angeles, California.  (Irrfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Eon Walk will vaccinate Darryl Black with the COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile clinic in Los Angeles on Friday. (Irrfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Approved vaccines still provide near-complete protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from Delta — 99% or more Of those who died of COVID this year, they were not vaccinated. Due to the infectivity of this variant and its ability to fend off at least some immune defenses, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech have announced that they will seek approval for a third dose from the Food and Drug Administration. The administration, despite both US authorities and the World Health Organization saying there is not enough evidence to prove that boosters are still needed.

Israel is giving transplant recipients and other patients with weak immunity a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The UK has announced plans to launch booster shots starting in September. However, vaccine experts say it will take some time before most people need additional doses.

William Moss, Secretary-General of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg International Vaccine Access Center, said: Faculty of Public Health, Told Politico.. “I think most people outside of these special populations are immunocompromised, and probably older people — most people’s immunity is Go to last year, To be honest. “

When asked questions to investigate respondents, Yahoo News and YouGov said current information about boosters was inconsistent and inconclusive, “public health officials have not yet recommended them.” .. Almost two-thirds of Americans vaccinated say they still take different doses.

That enthusiasm may reflect growing concerns about Delta. Subspecies perceptions have become almost universal, with 85% of Americans saying they have heard (up from 73% four weeks ago) and 57% worried “very” or “somewhat”. (Increased from 49). percent). Needless to say, more Americans now say they are more worried about Delta (again 57%) than coronaviruses in general (50%).

However, those concerns are not evenly distributed throughout the US population. In fact, vaccinated Americans (who are least afraid of Delta) are far more worried about this variant than unvaccinated Americans (who are most concerned). I will.

For example, 85% of vaccinated Americans have a “serious risk” for Delta to be either “all Americans” (32%) or “unvaccinated Americans” (53%). But only half (50%) of unvaccinated Americans say the same thing. Only 17% specify that they are unvaccinated at risk. Meanwhile, another 30% of unvaccinated states that Delta “does not pose a serious risk to Americans.”

Paradoxically, then While 77% of vaccinated Americans are worried about the spread of Delta, only 51% of unvaccinated Americans share concerns. Similarly, only 18% of unvaccinated Americans say they plan to be vaccinated in the future to protect themselves from Delta and other variants. Booster shot to be approved.

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The Yahoo News survey was conducted by YouGov using a national sample of 1,715 US adults interviewed online July 13-15, 2021. This sample shows the US Census Bureau, 2020 presidential vote (or non-vote), and voter registration status. Respondents were selected by YouGov’s opt-in panel to represent all adults in the United States. The margin of error is about 2.7%.

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