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Updated COVID-19 Booster Uptake a FAILURE, Americans Finally Saying NO in Mass?


Most Americans who rolled up their sleeves for the first two or three COVID-19 jab doses have finally had enough.

According to data released Thursday by the CDC, at least 4.4 million people have received an updated COVID booster since the start of the month.

However, that number only represents about 1.5% of people currently eligible to receive the shots in the U.S.

“The data does not include people who received updated Pfizer-BioNTech boosters in Idaho and Texas, the CDC said, so it is likely an underestimate,” NBC News reported.

The White House estimates the number to be closer to 5 million doses of the new booster, The Associated Press noted.

More from NBC News:

The CDC signed off on updated versions of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s booster shots on Sept. 1, and pharmacies and other vaccination sites began administering the new shots around Labor Day weekend. The bivalent shots target both the original coronavirus strain and the currently circulating omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.

Dr. Scott Roberts, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist, said the relatively low booster uptake was “demoralizing.”

“I would expect a much higher proportion of Americans to have gotten the booster by this point,” he said.

Roberts said a lack of public awareness about the shots or the prevailing narrative that the pandemic is ending might have hindered the vaccine rollout.

“The fact that this booster came out days before Biden said the pandemic is over is a huge mixed message,” he said. “Now it’s going to be that much harder to convince those at risk who are on the fence to get a booster.”

As a reminder, the bivalent COVID-19 boosters were only tested on eight mice before their rollout to the public.

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Perhaps that's a reason why over 98% of eligible Americans have said no to the bivalent COVID-19 boosters.

Parents are also saying no to all COVID-19 shots for their young children.

As of September 14, 2022, only 8% of 6-month to 4-year-olds have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 jab.

From the American Academy of Pediatrics:

As of September 14, 2022, the CDC recorded:

1.3 million US children ages 6 months-4 years have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • Representing 8% of 6 months-4 year-olds
  • This past week about 52,000 received their first vaccine dose.

About 16.1 million children 6 months-4 year-olds had yet to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Child vaccination rates vary widely across states, ranging from 2% to 28% receiving their first dose.


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