Late last week, the CDC endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot for millions of older Americans and for those who are otherwise vulnerable. The recommendation also allows for healthcare workers or those with jobs that put them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus to receive a booster. CivicScience ran a survey to see what percentage of the vaccinated or those who plan to be vaccinated will get a vaccine booster once they are eligible to do so.
When removing those who do not plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the majority of respondents say they are very likely to get one should they be eligible to do so. However, about one-fourth indicate they are not at all likely to get a booster shot when their time comes.
Older Americans are unsurprisingly more likely to opt-in for a booster shot. On the flip-side, those between the ages of 25 and 44 are the most likely to say they won’t get a booster when they can.
Parents of children ages three to five are noticeably more likely to get boosted than parents of babies under the age of 2 and those with children age six to 11.
While those working jobs in person are potentially more at risk of contracting the virus than not, those who are remote or without a job are the ones much more likely to get a booster shot.
When it comes to someone’s own view of their current health, both those who consider themselves very healthy, as well as those who say they’re not healthy at all, are the most likely not to receive a COVID booster. Those in fair to somewhat poor health are the most likely to receive one.
As further CDC guidance about COVID-19 vaccines develops, CivicScience will monitor the overall sentiment among the population.