Almost 84 percent of Americans now say they will get a coronavirus vaccine – but most of that group don’t want to get the shot right away, a new poll shows.
According to the latest survey by ABC News / Ipsos, 45 percent of people would like to “wait a bit” before being vaccinated.
In the US, the massive adoption of vaccines has begun. Hundreds of Americans – mostly high-risk healthcare workers – received their first doses of Pfizer’s shot on Monday.
With a first vaccine granted emergency approval last week and a second approval expected this week (for Moderna’s vaccine), the new concern for health officials is not when the U.S. will get a sting, but whether Americans will get it trust enough to get it.
According to the new poll of 621 people, 15 percent of Americans still say they will never get a COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 80 percent of Americans over 18 said they plan to get a vaccination – but most (44%, green) plan to wait a bit after approving the shots to get theirs
More than 90% of respondents agreed that healthcare workers should be vaccinated first, while athletes and elected officials fell into the background