Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Likely to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Two-thirds of U.S. adults say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the results of a survey released Aug. 6 by the COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public's Policy Preferences Across States.
Roy H. Perlis, M.D., from Harvard University in Boston, and colleagues conducted the seventh wave of a large, 50-state survey (June 10 to 26) to assess the likelihood of a person seeking a COVID-19 vaccination for themselves and for their children. The analysis included 19,058 individuals across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
According to the survey results, two-thirds of respondents would be somewhat or extremely likely to vaccinate themselves as well as their children. However, there was substantial variation between states, with rates less than 60 percent in 11 states and more than 70 percent in 11 states. The likelihood of seeking a vaccination also varied by racial and ethnic group (52 percent for African Americans, 67 percent for whites, 71 percent for Hispanics, and 77 percent for Asian Americans). Lower likelihood was also seen among those with lower levels of education and income (58 percent without a high school education versus 78 percent with a bachelor's degree and 59 percent for income <$25,000 versus 78 percent for income >$100,000).
"These results suggest that, in designing public health strategies to increase vaccine acceptance, desire to protect others or follow medical advice may not be effective motivations for a majority of those not planning to seek vaccination," the authors write.
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Posted: August 2020
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