New data from the National Poll on Healthy Aging conducted by the University of Michigan poll shows that 61% of people over 50 who have already gotten at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine are very likely to get an updated booster shot this fall when updated vaccines could become available across the United States.
The poll also finds that 68% of people over 65, as well as on Black adults over 50 and people with low incomes are very likely to get a COVID-19 booster this fall. Meanwhile, a lower percentage (55%) of people in the 50 to 64 age range with a past COVID-19 vaccine say they’re very likely to get a new booster.
In looking at what sways the decision to get boosters, the poll finds that 77% of older adults say their provider’s recommendation about COVID-19 vaccination is very or somewhat important to their decision to get vaccinated.
The percentage saying a provider’s recommendation was very important was highest for those over age 65 (56%) and those who are Black (79%), retired (56%) or have incomes under $30,000 (56%) compared with those of other racial and ethnic backgrounds, work statuses or income levels.
More information and data from the latest National Poll on Healthy Aging is available here.