On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration released a briefing document unveiling its future plans for COVID-19 vaccination. Instead of multiple shots per year, the FDA will likely recommend annual shots – much like the flu vaccine – with exceptions for older adults and those with compromised immune systems, who might get two.
CivicScience wanted to gauge the sentiment for annual COVID-19 vaccination among U.S. adults. According to the latest CivicScience data, a higher percentage of adults are ‘very likely’ (40%) than ‘not at all likely’ (34%) to get yearly vaccines – but a majority (56%) are at least somewhat likely to get annual COVID-19 shots.
Fifty-three percent of U.S. adults aged 55 and older are ‘very likely’ to get annual COVID-19 shots – well outpacing the Gen Pop and any other age group. Forty-three percent of U.S. adults aged 35-54 are ‘not at all likely’ to get annual vaccines, which exceeds the figure for all other age groups. Gen Z adults (aged 18-24) have the second largest share to be at least ‘somewhat likely’ to get annual shots (53%) after the oldest age bracket. It breaks pretty sharply across party lines, with two-thirds of registered Democrats claiming they’re ‘very likely’ to get annual COVID-19 shots, and just 22% of registered Republicans claiming the same.
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