On October 16, 2023, The National Pulse reported that more than 80 percent of Americans eligible for the latest COVID-19 booster vaccine refused to get the jab. Their reasons are not surprising.
Reasons Not To
Researchers asked over 2,000 people why they did not get the booster vaccination last autumn. Several predominant reasons were identified in the study. These include having already been infected with COVID, being concerned about potential side effects or dangers, believing that another shot would not provide any more protection than they already had, and doubting that the booster would protect them.
These ideas are consistent with those on social media platforms.
Who Doesn’t Receive It?
Personal characteristics affected the willingness to receive vaccinations, according to the study. The booster rates were lower for women, Hispanics, people under 53, and those considered “less educated” and poorer.
Promoting The Booster
Elizabeth Jacobs, professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel, was surprised at the results. She stated,
Our results indicate that many people don’t know that a booster provides additional protection even if they have already been infected or that the effectiveness of prior boosters wanes over time due to new variants.
Notwithstanding, the even U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently admitted that the COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent the transmission of one of the latest coronavirus variants.