More Americans Say They Plan to Get COVID-19 Vaccine ASAP: Survey


A growing number of Americans are eager to receive COVID-19 vaccines as the rollout continues, with more than half of Americans saying they plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible or have already received at least one dose.

More than 13% of the adult population has received at least one dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 6% are fully vaccinated with the two-dose regimen required for available vaccines.

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New figures from a Kaiser Family Foundation survey show that anticipation for vaccines is growing. At least 55% of Americans have received the vaccine or plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible, according to new results released Friday, compared with 47% in January.

The supply of available vaccines cannot yet keep up with demand, but the number of doses is expected to increase in the coming weeks, with doses sufficient for 130 million adults by the end of March.

PHOTO: People wait in a long line to receive Covid-19 vaccines at Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, California, on February 23, 2021 (Frederic J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images).

One in five Americans also report they are willing to get vaccinated, but plan to wait, a 31% decrease in January. African Americans and young adults are more likely to say they want to wait and see how the vaccine works for people who have already received it.

But a notable percentage of Americans still have concerns, with one in five saying they are resistant to getting the vaccine. About 7% of adults say they would only get the vaccine if it was needed, and 15% say they definitely will not.

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