Amongst U.S. adults, 52% say they may “in all probability” or “undoubtedly” not get the brand new COVID-19 vaccine, in response to 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 “in all probability” get it.
Among the many individuals who mentioned they “undoubtedly” or “in all probability” will get the brand new shot, most are Democrats and/or at the least 65 years outdated, the ballot discovered.
Seventy p.c of Democrats plan to get the brand new vaccine.
That is in comparison with simply 24% of Republicans.
The survey, which was carried out between Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, polled 1,296 U.S. adults through on-line and phone polls.
Based mostly in San Francisco, KFF is a self-described “impartial supply for well being coverage analysis, polling and journalism.”
“The ballot exhibits 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 accountable for vaccine approval and steerage,” KFF’s president and CEO, Drew Altman, mentioned in a press launch.
A partisan divide
There’s additionally a partisan divide when it comes to COVID precautions, the ballot discovered.
Amongst Democrats, 58% are more likely to take additional precautions — together with sporting masks, forgoing journey and avoiding public gatherings — amid rising COVID circumstances.
However simply 16% of Republicans mentioned they might be more likely to do the identical.
Relating to giving the brand new vaccine to kids, greater than half of oldsters say they “in all probability” or “undoubtedly” is not going to achieve this — even supposing the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for kids 6 months and older.
In terms of different sicknesses — together with measles, mumps and rubella — most adults (68%) and fogeys (55%) assist requiring vaccines for wholesome kids, KFF revealed.
Nonetheless, 43% of oldsters and 31% of adults consider that the vaccination of youngsters must be left as much as the mother and father.
The individuals surveyed mentioned they’re extra more likely to get the flu shot and the brand new RSV vaccine than they’re to get the brand new COVID vaccine.
Dr. Marc Siegel, medical 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 must be a private one, on condition that the “vaccine doesn’t stop unfold” — however he additionally mentioned the selection must be fact-driven. (He was not concerned within the new survey.)
“The issue is that too many selections concerning the new COVID vaccine are pushed by politics and worry relatively than by an understanding of both viruses or vaccines,” he advised Fox Information Digital.
“The rationale 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 in the course of the pandemic, half of the youngsters hospitalized had no preexisting circumstances,” Siegel famous.
Individuals who have had COVID lately or who’ve had a foul response to earlier vaccines “ought to in all probability 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 children have been unvaccinated, and likewise, a lot of this information is from earlier within the pandemic,” he added.
Based mostly on this info, Siegel mentioned he would advocate the booster for teenagers who’re at increased danger.
The aged — in addition to adults who’ve underlying circumstances together with weight problems, coronary heart illness, most cancers, lung illness and immunodeficiencies — must also think about taking the vaccine, mentioned Dr. Siegel.
“The virus itself is extra regarding than the potential for vaccine unwanted side 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.
Those that have had COVID lately or who’ve had a foul response to earlier vaccines “ought to in all probability not take it,” Siegel mentioned.
In terms of different vaccines, he recommends that everybody get the flu shot and that aged individuals get the RSV shot.
“Pregnant ladies ought to talk about with their obstetrician and resolve 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 unwanted side effects.”
Fox Information Digital reached out to KFF for extra touch upon the ballot.