In the United States, where additional vaccinations of the new coronavirus vaccine are encouraged, more than half of the population plans to receive additional vaccinations.

On September 12, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

recommended that everyone six months of age and older receive a booster dose of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine. This vaccine is developed by Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna and targets the new coronavirus variant XBB1.5. As a result of a survey on whether or not to receive this new vaccine, it was found that half of Americans answered, ``I plan to get vaccinated.''

Poll: Democrats more likely than Republicans to get Covid booster vaccine - POLITICO

57% of US Voters Plan to Get New COVID-19 Boosters

According to a poll by news media Politico and research firm Morning Consult, 20% of registered voters said they would 'probably' take the just-approved COVID-19 vaccine, and 37% said they would 'definitely' take it. . In other words, 57% of the total are considering getting vaccinated.

This is nearly three times the actual vaccination rate for the bivalent vaccine provided in 2022 that targets both the conventional strain and the Omicron variant BA.4/5. According to CDC data, 20.5% of people 18 and older have received this bivalent vaccine, compared to 17% in the U.S. overall.

In a public opinion poll on the COVID-19 vaccine reported in April 2023 by KFC, a media outlet that reports on public health-related news, 32% of respondents answered that they would 'almost definitely get the COVID-19 vaccine in the future.' This is consistent with polling results from Politico and Morning Consult.

Additionally, there seems to be a political divide among respondents who said they would get vaccinated, with 79% of those who said their party is the Democratic Party saying they 'plan to get vaccinated'; Among those who identified themselves as Republicans, only 39% said they intended to get vaccinated. Among nonpartisan respondents, 48% said they would get the vaccine, resulting in an evenly split opinion.

Among parents with children under 18, 53% said they plan to vaccinate their children with the latest vaccines. Of these, 71% of parents who identified themselves as a Democrat said they planned to have their child vaccinated, while 42% of parents who identified as a Republican.

Politico said, ``Vaccines, which are scheduled to be implemented in the fall of 2023, are also a topic of discussion in the Republican primary for the US presidential election to be held in 2024, and several candidates have already expressed opposition to COVID-19 countermeasures.'' '', he points out.

In fact, Republican representative candidate Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, and Joseph Ladapo, Florida's public health director, continue to advocate fake news, misinformation, and conspiracy theories about vaccines. Ladapo has made claims about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines based on unreliable studies, and has also been found to have omitted important data and statistics regarding vaccine safety from his analyses. Masu.

In response to the claims made by Ladapo and others, CDC Director Mandy Cohen said, ``The goal is to promote vaccination not only for the new coronavirus, but also for influenza and RSV.Vaccines are safe and essential to protect people.'' 'Any effort to reduce vaccination rates is baseless and, frankly, dangerous.'

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