A sharp partisan divide remains over new Covid boosters

A sharp partisan divide remains over new Covid boosters

Sep 15, 2023 by Health Care - Politico

Key Facts

  • More than half of voters say they’re likely to seek out the newest shot, as Covid cases trend upward and the U.S. heads into its fourth winter with the virus, according to new polling conducted by POLITICO and Morning Consult.
  • The 57 percent who will “probably” or “definitely” get vaccinated signals that a sizable share of the population remains open to the vaccines, even as they increasingly become the subject of political attacks and disinformation.
  • Still, both those numbers are much greater than the 17 percent of all Americans who got last year’s vaccine, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • DeSantis, who has previously expressed skepticism of the vaccines as Florida governor, hosted a roundtable this week during which state surgeon general Joseph Ladapo claimed healthy people don’t need to worry about the virus, and that getting the latest shot was “not a good decision for young people and for people who are not at high risk.”

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