The following is an excerpt from UPI via Yahoo News.
Just 23% of American adults say they 'definitely' will get the new Covid-19 vaccine, while another 23% say they will 'probably' get it, according to a new poll, which also finds interest in the shot falls along partisan lines.
More people plan to get seasonal flu shots and the new vaccine to help prevent severe symptoms for respiratory syncytial virus or RSV.
The poll -- by the nonprofit organization KFF -- breaks down what Americans are thinking about vaccination and their trust in public health agencies.
"The poll shows that most of the nation still trusts the [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] on vaccines -- but there is a partisan gap, and most Republicans don't trust the nation's regulatory and scientific agencies responsible for vaccine approval and guidance," KFF President and CEO Drew Altman said in an organization news release.
Fewer than half of Americans (46%) say they will "definitely" or "probably" get the new COVID-19 shot -- that's higher than the percentage who have received previous boosters, though still lower than those who got the initial vaccines in 2020.
About 37% of people who previously received a Covid-19 vaccine say they "probably" or "definitely" won't get the new shot.
Interest is highest among those 65 and older (64%) and among Democrats (70%). About 24% of Republicans plan to get the shot.
Parents have some hesitation about getting the new vaccine for their kids. More than half say they "probably" or "definitely" won't get their children boosted.
About 39% of parents plan to get their 12- to 17-year-olds boosted, as do 36% of those with 5- to 11-year-olds and 34% of those with kids between 6 months through 4 years.
The poll suggests flu shot uptake will be higher.
About 58% of adults had already received a flu shot or expected to get it. About 60% of those 60 and up said they had already received or expected to get the new RSV vaccine.
KFF surveyed nearly 1,300 U.S. adults between Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, online and by telephone.
Interviews were conducted in English and in Spanish. The overall margin of error is plus or minus four percentage points.
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