Poll: Nearly Half of Adults Expect to Get the New COVID-19 Vaccine, But Most Parents Don’t Expect to Get It for Their Children; More Eligible Adults Expect to Get a Flu Shot and the New RSV Vaccine
Kaiser Family Foundation
Sept 27, 2023
Nearly half of adults say that they will “definitely” or “probably” get the newly recommended COVID-19 vaccine, though most parents are not planning to get the shot for their children, according to the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor poll.
Among all adults, 23% say they will definitely get the new vaccine, 23% say they will probably get it, while 19% say they will probably not get it and 33% say they definitely not get it.
The share of the public who intend to get the new COVID-19 vaccine is higher than the share who have received previous booster shots, but not as high as initial vaccine uptake back in 2020. Almost four in ten (37%) people who previously received a COVID-19 vaccine say that they probably or definitely won’t get the new shot. Reflecting patterns from earlier vaccine rollouts during the pandemic, the groups most likely to say they definitely or probably will get the new vaccine include people at least 65 years old (64%) and Democrats (70%).