(by Frank Camp | Daily Wire) – Fewer than 2% of eligible Americans have elected to receive a new COVID booster shot, according to CDC data.
While more than 4.4 million Americans have received a “bivalent” COVID booster shot, only 1.5% of people for whom the shot is available have actually gotten it since the CDC started recommending it several weeks ago. The latest COVID vaccine booster is designed with Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 in mind.
The CDC’s COVID vaccine tracker shows that 67.8% of the U.S. population who are eligible for the vaccine have completed the primary series of shots. The Bloomberg tracker shows that 32.5% have received at least one booster.
On September 1, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky recommended the booster, providing the following statement: “The updated COVID-19 boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant. They can help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and were designed to provide broader protection against newer variants. This recommendation followed a comprehensive scientific evaluation and robust scientific discussion. If you are eligible, there is no bad time to get your COVID-19 booster and I strongly encourage you to receive it.” Read Full Article >