Bivalent Covid-19 vaccine booster – What’s Bedford Thinking?

October 7, 2022

The new bivalent Covid-19 booster vaccine is available and is specifically targeted at the omicron variant.  The ability to tweak a vaccine and mass produce it to a specific variant this quickly is truly groundbreaking.

Still, for the most part, Americans say, “meh.” 

Americans are not showing great enthusiasm for the new bivalent Covid-19 booster vaccine – if they’ve even heard about it, 

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey says about two-thirds of respondents say they’re not getting the booster vaccine anytime soon, if at all. Twelve percent said they “definitely” would not get the updated booster, 10% said they’d only get it if required, and 18% said they’d wait and see, the survey showed. Twenty-seven percent said they were not eligible to get the booster vaccine because they are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

About a third of respondents had a favorable response, with 5% saying they’d gotten the booster and 27% saying they’d get it as soon as possible. 

About half the survey respondents said they had little or no knowledge about the Covid-19 booster vaccine. 

“America is not rushing out to get the new booster,” KFF President Drew Altman told The New York Times. “Most are only dimly aware of it, which is not surprising in a country that seems to have mostly moved on.”  

So What’s Bedford Thinking?  Have you heard about the new bivalent Covid-19 booster vaccine?  Are you planning on getting one soon?  For the purpose of this poll let’s define soon as in the next month

The new bivalent Covid-19 booster – What’s Bedford Thinking?

Ready to be counted? Vote in the poll until noon next Saturday. You’ll find the poll in the right-hand column on The Citizen’s main page, or by scrolling to the bottom of your phone or tablet




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