January 4, 2021

US public’s likelihood of getting COVID-19 vaccine

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

This study, led by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, analyzed biweekly nationally representative survey data to describe changes over time in the public’s likelihood of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Among 8,167 respondents, the likelihood of getting a COVID-19 vaccine declined from 74% in early April to 56% in early December, despite the early November reports of high vaccine efficacy for two vaccines in phase 3 trials, prior to Emergency Use Authorization.

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The significant declines were observed in both men and women and in all age, racial/ethnic, and educational subgroups.

The authors concluded that educational campaigns to raise the public’s willingness to consider receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are needed.


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