Poll shows older adults are very likely to get the updated COVID-19 booster shot

By Kathy Ritchie
Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:31am
Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:32am

A COVID-19 vaccine event
Sky Schaudt/KJZZ
A COVID-19 vaccine event in Scottsdale in November 2021.

A new poll of people over the age of 50 shows that many of them plan to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot when it becomes available.  

The national poll by the University of Michigan shows that 61% of people over the age of 50 who have already gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are very likely to go for that updated booster when it comes out, while 21% were somewhat likely. 

The shot could be out later this fall.

The new vaccines will hopefully offer protection against new omicron strains.

The U.S. has a contract to buy 105 million doses of the Pfizer combination shots once they’re ready, and 66 million of Moderna’s version.