One in 10 vaccinated U.S. adults say they’ve already gotten a COVID-19 booster shot, according to new Morning Consult data that comes as the White House’s campaign to roll out extra doses ramps up.
- The White House’s effort to roll out COVID-19 booster shots to the general public has hit some snags. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration authorized a third dose of Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE’s vaccine for a narrower group than the White House originally announced, with the extra shots instead recommended for older adults and those at high risk of severe illness.
- An FDA advisory group will meet this week to discuss extra doses of Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s shots, and their consensus will offer some clarity after the 84 million people who have gotten those vaccines were left wondering about their own status when the Pfizer decision came down. CDC data shows that more than 1.5 million of them have already gotten an extra dose.
- CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has said eligible Americans should “walk, don’t run” to get another shot. Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted that three doses of the vaccines could become the standard regimen for recipients of the Pfizer and Moderna shots.
The survey was conducted Oct. 7-9, 2021, among 2,200 U.S. adults, including 1,488 vaccinated U.S. adults, with a margin of error of 2 percentage points.