Poll: 70 percent are 'likely' to take a booster shot if needed

A majority of voters said they are likely to take a periodic booster shot if needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Seventy percent of registered voters in the September 18-19 survey said they are likely to take a booster shot if necessary, down 6 percentage points from a May 2021 poll.

Eighteen percent of voters said they are unlikely to get another jab of the COVID-19 vaccine while 12 percent said they do not plan on getting vaccinated.

 

Eighty-seven percent of Democrats said they are likely to get a booster shot, 3 percentage points more than the previous survey.

Seventy-one percent of independents said they are likely to get a booster shot if needed, 3 percentage points down from the last poll.

Fifty-five percent of Republicans said they are likely to take a booster shot, down 12 percentage points from May.

On Friday, a federal advisory panel voted to recommend the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize a third booster dose of Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for people over the age of 65 as well as for other groups of people who are at high risk.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 959 registered voters between September 18 and 19. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte