98% Of People In US Eligible For Latest COVID Booster Yet To Get One

Barely 1.5% of Americans eligible to receive the updated COVID shot have received one, according to federal data,
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At a glance

  •  Low participation rate suggests antipathy to the shots continuing, despite medical experts recommending routine  boosters.
  • CDC earlier this month authorized the distribution of updated Moderna and Pfizer boosters.
  • Low booster numbers amid declining COVID caseload numbers after an uptick in May.
  • Death rates have remained largely flat since roughly spring, suggesting that prior infection and vaccinations are helping keep low mortality rates.

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