A brand new survey finds that a few quarter of People don’t need to get vaccinated.

A new survey finds that about a quarter of Americans don’t want to get vaccinated.

As the United States embarks on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in history, and images of relieved healthcare workers flash across TV screens and news sites, new data shows that more than a quarter of Americans would likely, or probably say, definitely not be taking the coronavirus vaccine.

That is, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation that found Republicans, rural and Black Americans are the most reluctant to vaccinate.

The skepticism, while not entirely unexpected, poses a challenge as the country seeks to curb exploding infections, hospital stays and deaths. On the same day that the first vaccinations were given, 300,000 people died in the United States – more than in any other country.

The country has an average of more than 2,400 deaths a day, even more than in the spring. More than twice as many deaths are announced every day as there was a month ago.

The survey was conducted between November 30 and December 8 among a nationally representative random sample of 1,676 adults aged 18 and over (including interviews with 298 Hispanic adults and 390 non-Hispanic black adults).

It is the first report of a new "Covid-19 Vaccine Monitor" that the Kaiser Foundation has set up to thoroughly examine the public's views on the coronavirus vaccination and to follow the experience of admission. Such information is essential for public health professionals trying to promote vaccination.

Overall, 71 percent of those surveyed said they would definitely get a vaccine, an 8 percent increase over what Kaiser found in a September survey. About a third (34 percent) now want the vaccine as soon as possible.

Another 39 percent said they would wait and see how the vaccine works for other people before getting it themselves. Nine percent would only get the vaccine if it's needed for work, school, or some other activity. Twelve percent said they probably wouldn't take a vaccine, and 15 percent said they definitely wouldn't get it – even if it was free and scientifically rated as safe.

Different groups hesitate for different reasons, according to the survey. Black Americans seem most concerned about side effects or that they might get Covid-19 from the vaccine.

Almost one in four Republicans "doesn't want to be vaccinated because they don't think Covid is a serious threat," said Mollyann Brodie, executive vice president of the foundation.

"It will be a real challenge to reverse Covid denialism in this part of President Trump's political base," she added.


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