As a Food and Drug Administration panel meets Wednesday to sort out the ongoing use of booster shots for Covid-19, a new survey by STAT and The Harris Poll finds six in 10 Americans have already decided they will get another booster if it’s recommended for them.
Just under one-quarter of U.S. adults indicated they will only receive a second booster shot if a new variant arises or there is a surge in Covid-19 cases in their area, and 18% have no plans to get a booster at all, according to the survey, which polled 2,028 U.S. adults between March 25 and 27.
The responses reflect ongoing discussions over the role that Covid-19 booster shots should play in combating the coronavirus. Just last week, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that people age 50 and older could now get a second booster dose — even though fewer than half of eligible adults have received that first booster.
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