STAT/Harris Poll: Vaccinated Americans far more likely to take Pfizer Covid-19 pill than unvaccinated people

Just before regulators authorized use of a widely publicized Covid-19 pill from Pfizer, only half of Americans were aware the treatment could prevent hospitalization or death, according to a new survey by STAT and The Harris Poll. The survey also found vaccinated people were much likelier to say they’d take the medicine than those who have not been vaccinated.

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization last week to the antiviral pill, which is called Paxlovid, a move seen as a significant step in combating the coronavirus. Only 72% of the adult population in the U.S. is fully vaccinated and just 24% have received a booster dose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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