NYTimes: As White House Presses for Booster Shots, Americans Are Slow to Get Them
As of the middle of October, only about 15 million Americans have received the new bivalent COVID booster. This number is resultant of the fact that a Kaiser survey found that 50% of adults know little to nothing about the new booster. Other explanations for the minimal uptake are vaccine fatigue and a recent infection that deters people from making an appointment. What makes these low numbers even more disappointing is that the federal government purchased enough doses for about 225 million people, treating it like the flu vaccine and expecting a much higher uptake. Doctors are urging people to get the new booster, as it has better protection against Omicron and current circulating variants. To read the full article, click here. To read more about COVID-19, click here.