The pace of people getting COVID-19 booster shots in the United States has dropped to the lowest it has ever been, according to an analysis of CDC data by CNN.
As of Monday (Feb. 14), about 64% of the U.S. population is “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 with at least their initial two-dose series, and 28% have received a booster shot. But the pace of booster doses going into arms is now the lowest it has ever been.
Among people who are “fully vaccinated” but not boosted, about 4 in 10—or 39%—say they want to get a booster shot as soon as they can, but another 4 in 10 say they either will definitely not get a booster or will do so only if required, according (https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/dashboard/kff-covid-19-vaccine-monitor-dashboard/) to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last month.
The survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of about 1,500 adults from January 11 through January 23.
The slow uptake of COVID-19 booster doses has been “a bit of a mystery” to Andy Pekosz, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, he said.