Practically half of adults say that they may “positively” or “most likely” get the newly beneficial COVID-19 vaccine, although most dad and mom usually are not planning to get the shot for his or her youngsters, in keeping with the most recent KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor ballot.
Amongst all adults, 23% say they may positively get the brand new vaccine, 23% say they may most likely get it, whereas 19% say they may most likely not get it and 33% say they positively not get it.
The share of the general public who intend to get the brand new COVID-19 vaccine is increased than the share who’ve obtained earlier booster pictures, however not as excessive as preliminary vaccine uptake again in 2020. Virtually 4 in ten (37%) individuals who beforehand obtained a COVID-19 vaccine say that they most likely or positively gained’t get the brand new shot. Reflecting patterns from earlier vaccine rollouts in the course of the pandemic, the teams almost certainly to say they positively or most likely will get the brand new vaccine embrace individuals no less than 65 years previous (64%) and Democrats (70%).
Whereas the brand new COVID-19 vaccine is beneficial for kids ages 6 months and up, fewer than 4 in ten dad and mom say they count on to get the vaccine for his or her youngsters ages 12-17 (39%), ages 5-11 (36%), and ages 6 months by 4 years (34%). Greater than half of fogeys with youngsters in every age group say they most likely or positively gained’t get their youngsters vaccinated.
The most recent survey additionally reveals that considerably bigger shares of eligible individuals count on to get an annual flu shot and a newly beneficial vaccine for RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) than plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For instance, most adults (58%) say that they’ve already gotten or count on to get a flu shot, and most adults ages 60 and older (60%) say they’ve already gotten or count on to get the brand new RSV vaccine (beneficial for his or her age group).
As has been true all through the pandemic, a a lot smaller share of Republicans (24%) than Democrats (70%) count on to get the brand new COVID-19 vaccine – 46 share level hole.
There are smaller, however nonetheless appreciable, partisan divisions in intentions for these vaccines than for the COVID-19 shot: for instance, 76% of Democrats and 51% of Republican count on to get or have already gotten a flu shot this fall (a 25-point hole), whereas amongst these ages 60 and older, 79% of Democrats and 41% of Republicans count on to get or having already gotten an RSV vaccine (a 38-point hole)
Republicans are additionally much less probably than Democrats to be assured that every of three vaccines are protected, with the most important divide for the COVID-19 vaccine (84% of Democrats and 36% of Republicans are assured it’s protected).
The partisan divides persist throughout a variety of measures associated to vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic. Some examples:
- Belief in public well being companies. General, 63% of the general public belief the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) an excellent deal or a good quantity on the subject of offering dependable details about vaccines, and 61% belief the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA). A lot bigger shares of Democrats than Republicans have no less than a good quantity of belief in vaccine info from the CDC (88% vs. 40%), their native public well being departments (87% vs. 51%), and the Meals and Drug Administration (86% vs. 42%).
- Perceptions about risk. Three quarters (77%) of Democrats say that there’s a new wave of COVID-19 infections throughout the nation. In distinction, comparable shares of Republicans say there may be (48%) and isn’t (51%) a brand new wave.
- Taking precautions. Democrats are greater than 3 times as probably as Republicans (58% vs. 16%) to say that information concerning the new COVID-19 wave has led them to take additional precautions, together with being extra more likely to put on a masks in public or keep away from giant public gatherings, or being much less more likely to journey or to dine indoors at eating places.
- Getting examined. Republicans are half as probably as Democrats (9% vs. 19%) to say that they had been sick in latest months and acquired a COVID-19 take a look at.
“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 companies answerable for vaccine approval and steering,” KFF President and CEO Drew Altman stated.
One space the place partisans agree is that their private medical doctors, together with their youngsters’s pediatricians, are their most trusted sources of vaccine info.
Most adults (68%) additionally say they usually preserve up-to-date with the vaccines which can be beneficial by their very own physician, together with 82% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans. Massive majorities of fogeys – no matter partisan identification – say they preserve their youngsters updated on beneficial childhood vaccines, with simply 10% saying they delayed or skipped some vaccines.
Different ballot outcomes embrace:
- Following the tip of the COVID-19 public well being emergency in Could, most insured individuals now say they’re not sure whether or not their medical health insurance covers both in-home, speedy COVID-19 assessments (55%) or PCR COVID-19 assessments which can be despatched to a lab for outcomes (61%).
- As well as, one in seven (15%) say they’ve needed to get a COVID-19 take a look at however weren’t capable of finding or afford one. These almost certainly to report difficulties acquiring a COVID-19 take a look at consists of no less than one in 5 Black adults (25%), Hispanic adults (21%), and folks with family incomes underneath $40,000 yearly (21%).
- Most adults (68%) and oldsters (55%) – say that wholesome youngsters must be required to be vaccinated towards measles, mumps, and rubella to attend public college; fewer adults (31%) and oldsters (43%) say that folks ought to be capable of determine to not vaccinate their youngsters even when which will create well being dangers for others.
Designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at KFF, the survey was performed from September 6-13, 2023, on-line and by phone amongst a nationally consultant pattern of 1,296 U.S. adults. Interviews had been performed in English and in Spanish. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4 share factors for the complete pattern. For outcomes primarily based on different subgroups, the margin of sampling error could also be increased.