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Protesters opposed to masking and compulsory vaccination for students gather outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters as board members voted for all children 12 and older in Los Angeles public schools to be fully opposed to COVID-19 by January Must be vaccinated to be vaccinated on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Kaiser surveyed 1,519 randomly selected adults September 13-22 after the Biden government announced plans to introduce booster doses for all Americans, but before federal health officials recommended booster doses for people 65 and older and those at high risk of disease.
Disagreements over vaccines in general remain largely biased, the survey data shows: 90% of those who are Democrats say they received at least one dose of vaccine, compared with 58% of Republicans.
This breakdown by political identity has remained constant at around 30 percentage points since vaccines became widely available in the spring, Hamel said, although other gaps by race and ethnicity have narrowed.
The surge in Covid cases, hospital admissions and deaths from the Delta variant was the main driver of a recent surge in vaccinations, the survey found, with the largest increases in vaccination rates between July and September among Hispanic adults and ages 18-29 Similar proportions of white, black and Hispanic adults reported having been vaccinated at 71%, 70% and 73%, respectively, and reported having received at least one vaccination. Hamel noted that a separate Kaiser analysis of government-reported data The study published last week found that black and Hispanic Americans were less likely to have received a vaccine than white Americans, but that inequality between groups decreased over time.
The political divide over vaccines extends to the public’s plans to get a booster, as 68% of Democrats said they would “definitely” get one if recommended, almost twice as much as the proportion of Republican respondents.
The vast majority of fully vaccinated adults overall said they would “definitely” or “likely” receive a booster vaccination if recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
the The FDA approved the Covid-Booster vaccination from Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday for people 65 and older along with other Americans at risk. On Friday, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky authorized the distribution of boosters to those in high-risk professional and institutional situations who override an advisory panel that voted against this proposal. She also endorsed three other recommendations from the group that paved the way for distributing boosters to people over 65, other vulnerable groups, and a wide variety of U.S. employees – from hospital workers to grocery store cashiers.
president Joe Biden received a booster vaccination on Monday, as his age of 78 qualified him for an additional dose under the latest CDC guidelines.
“Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated,” Biden said before receiving his injection.
According to CDC data, about 75% of the eligible population age 12 and older in the United States have received at least one dose of vaccine, and nearly 65% are fully vaccinated. About 2.7 million people have received a booster vaccination since health officials approved it for people with compromised immune systems in August.
The pace of Daily recordings taken over the summer As the Delta variant quickly spread across the country, the seven-day average of daily doses reported peaked at 954,000 on September 3. It has slowed since then, and the seven-day average is about 632,000 syringes a day than Monday.