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'Booster effort is falling short': Daily booster shots now half of December totals: COVID updates

Added 01-26-22 01:04:02pm EST - “The average number of booster shots dispensed per day in the U.S. has declined from 1M in early December to less than half that number. COVID updates.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “'Booster effort is falling short': Daily booster shots now half of December totals: COVID updates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Interest in booster shots is waning, and just 40% of fully vaccinated Americans have received a booster dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The average number of booster shots dispensed per day in the U.S. declined from 1 million in early December to less than half of that number last week.

Initial vaccinations also have leveled off. Less than two-thirds – 63% – of Americans are fully vaccinated with the initial rounds of shots, while Wyoming, Idaho, Mississippi and Alabama have vaccinations rates below 50%.

And a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that Americans are more likely to see those jabs – rather than a booster – as essential.

“It’s clear that the booster effort is falling short,” said Jason Schwartz, a vaccine policy expert at Yale University.

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