Fewer Americans are reluctant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine than a few months ago, but doubts about the side effects and how the injection test was still somewhat questionable, a survey released on Tuesday reveal.
According to a survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, only 11% of people who have not been vaccinated said it, while 34% said they would definitely not get vaccinated.
This leaves a large gap for those who believe that if a trusted person answered their questions, 27% say they probably will and another 27% say they probably won’t. This is where National Institute of Health immunologist Kizmekia Corbett comes from.
He helped develop the modern-day COVID-19 vaccine, and faced misinformation about the three coronavirus vaccines used in the United States, specifically hours spent answering simple questions from black Americans. Spent.
Among other issues, he has responded that vaccines against COVID-19 do not cause infertility. He also denied that these vaccines originated from anywhere: “We worked hard for the last six years” looking for vaccines for former cousins of COVID-19, an advantage that made all the difference, Corbett recently told AP told.
Vaccination of as many people as possible is necessary to return to normalcy in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 150 million people, about 58% of all adults, have received at least one dose.
As the number increases, reluctance decreases. Overall, the AP-NRC survey found that about 1 in 5 American adults say they will probably or definitely not get vaccinated, compared to about a third in January, when the vaccine was just being rolled out.
Likewise, African Americans are becoming more open to vaccines, with 26% now saying they will not vaccinate definitively or perhaps in January, compared to 41%. This is similar to 22% of Hispanics and whites, who, according to the survey, are unlikely to be vaccinated. Among Asians, only 9% say they will definitely or perhaps not get vaccinated.
The AP-NORC survey of 1,842 adults was conducted from April 29 to May 3 using a sample prepared by the AmeriSpeak panel representative of the population. The margin of error is +/- 3.2 percentage points.
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