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Poll: 76 percent likely to get a booster shot if needed

An overwhelming majority of voters said they'd likely get a periodic COVID-19 booster shot if needed, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Seventy-six percent of registered voters in the May 3-4 survey said they are very or somewhat likely to get a booster shot, including almost half who said they are very likely.

Thirteen percent of respondents said they are unlikely to get a booster shot while 11 percent said they are not getting vaccinated at all. 

Eighty-five percent of Democrats, 74 percent of independents, and 67 percent of Republicans said they would get a booster shot periodically if one was needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Eighty-seven percent of voters who cast their ballots for Joe BidenJoe BidenMellman: Trump voters cling to 2020 tale FDA authorizes another batch of J&J vaccine Cotton warns of China collecting athletes' DNA at 2022 Olympics MORE said they would likely get a booster shot while 65 percent of Trump voters said the same.

Ninety-five percent of voters who are fully vaccinated said they are likely to get a booster shot if one was needed along with 81 percent of those who are partially vaccinated and 47 percent who are not yet vaccinated.

While Americans across the country are still in the process of getting the first round of doses, health experts anticipate the potential need for a booster shot to maintain immunity among those fully vaccinated.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 939 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte