KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor – April 2021

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The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing analysis mission monitoring the general public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations. Utilizing a mixture of surveys and qualitative analysis, this mission tracks the dynamic nature of public opinion as vaccine growth and distribution unfold, together with vaccine confidence and acceptance, info wants, trusted messengers and messages, in addition to the general public’s experiences with vaccination.

Key Findings

  • With eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination now open to all adults within the U.S., the newest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor reveals that whereas the tempo of vaccine uptake has continued quickly over the previous month, enthusiasm could also be reaching a plateau. The share of adults who say they’ve gotten at the very least one dose of a vaccine or intend to take action as quickly as potential inched up from 61% in March to 64% in April, whereas the share who need to “wait and see” earlier than getting vaccinated – a bunch that had been steadily reducing in measurement since over a number of months – remained about the identical in April (15%) in comparison with March (17%). Amongst Republicans, a bunch that has been slower to embrace the vaccine, over half now say they’ve gotten at the very least one dose or will accomplish that as quickly as they’ll. The share of Republicans who say they may “undoubtedly not” get vaccinated decreased from 29% in March to twenty% in April however stays considerably bigger than the share amongst Democrats or independents.
  • Within the wake of stories about blood clots presumably linked to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and the following pause in using this vaccine, lower than half the general public expresses confidence within the security of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and issues about potential unintended effects have elevated amongst these not but vaccinated, particularly girls. Hispanic girls are notably more likely to say that the information of those blood clots brought about them to rethink their vaccination choice. Regardless of this, the trajectory of vaccine uptake and enthusiasm doesn’t seem to have slowed disproportionately amongst girls over the previous month. Two-thirds (66%) of girls say they’ve been vaccinated or will accomplish that as quickly as potential, in comparison with 63% of males.
  • Amongst those that are open to getting vaccinated however haven’t but tried to get an appointment, causes vary from security issues to logistical limitations to questions on eligibility, and differ extensively by vaccination intention. Those that say they need the vaccine as quickly as potential primarily cite logistical issues and data wants; these within the wait and see group primarily specific security issues or a scarcity of analysis, and people who say they’ll get the vaccine provided that required primarily say they don’t really feel they need or want the vaccine. Against this, when those that say they may “undoubtedly not” get vaccinated are requested if there may be something which may change their thoughts, the reply is a powerful “no.”
  • Whereas unintended effects and security high the checklist of issues for individuals who haven’t gotten vaccinated for COVID-19, we proceed to search out that lack of know-how and entry are limitations for some people, notably individuals of shade. For instance, Black and Hispanic adults are extra doubtless than White adults to be involved about having to overlook work on account of unintended effects, having to pay out-of-pocket for the COVID-19 vaccine (regardless that it’s free), or not with the ability to get the vaccine from a spot they belief. As well as, 45% of Hispanic adults say they don’t have sufficient details about after they can get vaccinated and an analogous share usually are not positive whether or not they’re at present eligible to obtain the vaccine of their state (regardless that eligibility is now open to all U.S. residents).
  • About half of younger adults ages 18-29 say they’ve already gotten at the very least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or will accomplish that as quickly as potential, however a few quarter say they nonetheless need to “wait and see” how the vaccine is working, larger than another age group. Peer networks could play a task in encouraging vaccine uptake amongst younger adults; those that say at the very least half of their shut mates are vaccinated are rather more keen about getting vaccinated themselves in comparison with those that say just some or none of their mates have gotten a shot. As well as, younger adults could also be extra receptive than older adults to vaccination necessities with a view to journey or attend giant gatherings.
  • Because the U.S. awaits authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine to be used in youngsters below age 16, three in ten mother and father of kids ages 12-15 say they may get their little one vaccinated as quickly as a vaccine is accessible, one quarter say they may wait some time to see how the vaccine is working, 18% plan to get their little one vaccinated if their college requires it, and almost 1 / 4 say they may undoubtedly not get their little one vaccinated. Maybe unsurprisingly, mother and father’ intentions for vaccinating their children largely line up with their very own intentions for getting the COVID-19 vaccine themselves.

Traits In COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions

With eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination now open to all adults within the U.S., the newest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor reviews {that a} majority of adults now say they’ve already gotten at the very least one dose of the vaccine (56%), up from 32% in March. On the identical time, the share of prepared and prepared adults who haven’t but gotten vaccinated however say they intend to take action as quickly as they’ll has fallen to 9% from 30% in March when many adults had been nonetheless not eligible for vaccination. Total, the entire enthusiastic group (those that say they’ve already been vaccinated or will get it as quickly as potential) inched up solely barely from 61% in March to 64% in April, whereas the share of adults who say they need to “wait and see” seems to have plateaued at 15%, just like the 17% who mentioned the identical in March. The shares of the general public who say they may get the vaccine provided that they’re required to take action for work, college, or different actions (6%) or say they may “undoubtedly not” get the vaccine (13%) have stayed about the identical since January.

Enthusiasm for getting the COVID-19 vaccine has continued to inch upward throughout racial and ethnic teams, however at a slower tempo than in earlier months. About six in ten Black (59%) adults and two-thirds of Hispanic (64%) and White (66%) adults now say they’ve both gotten at the very least one dose of the vaccine or will get it as quickly as they’ll. On the identical time, Black and Hispanic adults stay considerably extra doubtless than White adults to say they need to “wait and see” earlier than getting vaccinated (19%, 18%, and 13%, respectively).

Amongst older adults, related shares throughout racial and ethnic teams say that they’ve acquired at the very least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (roughly eight in ten amongst ages 65 and over and roughly six in ten amongst ages 50-64). Nevertheless, amongst youthful adults (these below age 50), a bigger share of White adults (50%) in comparison with Black and Hispanic adults (36% every) say they’ve already gotten vaccinated. Fewer White adults below the age of fifty say they may “wait and see” (16% in comparison with 24% of each Black and Hispanic adults on this age vary).

Amongst partisans, enthusiasm for getting the COVID-19 vaccine stays highest amongst Democrats however could have reached a plateau amongst this group. Eight in ten Democrats say they’ve already gotten at the very least one dose of the vaccine or will get it as quickly as potential, just about unchanged from the share who mentioned so final month (79%). Rising enthusiasm amongst independents may additionally be slowing down, with six in ten (59%) now saying they’ve gotten at the very least one dose or will accomplish that as quickly as they’ll, just like the 57% who mentioned so in March.

Whereas the expansion in vaccine enthusiasm seems to have slowed amongst independents and Democrats, it has continued to extend amongst Republicans, with a majority (55%) now saying they’ve both acquired at the very least one dose of the vaccine or intend to take action as quickly as potential. One in 5 Republicans (20%) say they may “undoubtedly not” get vaccinated, down from 29% final month however nonetheless considerably bigger than the share amongst independents (13% and Democrats (4%).

Throughout key demographic teams, at the very least half of adults say they’ve already gotten at the very least one dose of the vaccine or will get it as quickly as it’s obtainable to them. Older adults, Democrats, and faculty graduates stay essentially the most keen about getting the vaccine, with at the very least seven in ten indicating they’ve gotten at the very least one shot. Roughly one-quarter (24%) of younger adults ages 18-29 say they nonetheless need to “wait and see” earlier than getting vaccinated, as do about one in 5 Black adults (19%), adults and not using a faculty diploma (19%), political independents (19%), city residents (19%), and Hispanic adults (18%).

Amongst older adults, related shares throughout racial and ethnic teams say that they’ve acquired at the very least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (roughly eight in ten amongst ages 65 and over and roughly six in ten amongst ages 50-64). Nevertheless, amongst youthful adults (these below age 50), a bigger share of White adults (50%) in comparison with Black and Hispanic adults (36% every) say they’ve already gotten vaccinated. Fewer White adults below the age of fifty say they may “wait and see” (16% in comparison with 24% of each Black and Hispanic adults on this age vary).

Notably, about one in 5 Hispanic adults ages 18-49 (18%) and ages 50-64 (20%) say they haven’t but been vaccinated however intend to take action as quickly as potential, suggesting a potential barrier to entry for these teams.

Confidence and Issues Following Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Security Overview

On April 13th, the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) really useful a brief pause on using Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine following reviews of uncommon blood clots. Ten days later, after each businesses carried out a security evaluate, the FDA and CDC really useful that using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine ought to resume. The most recent KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor (which was fielded simply after the pause started and remained within the subject after the pause was lifted) finds that whereas general confidence in security of the COVID-19 vaccines at present obtainable within the U.S. is excessive, lower than half say they’re at the very least considerably assured the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is protected (46%), in comparison with almost seven in ten who say the identical concerning the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines (69% every). Fifteen p.c say they’re “very assured” that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is protected, lower than half the share who say the identical concerning the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, or the COVID-19 vaccines general.

Confidence within the COVID-19 vaccines general – and in every of the precise vaccines – is decrease amongst those that haven’t but been vaccinated than it’s amongst those that have already acquired the vaccine and varies by vaccination intention. Amongst those that need to “wait and see” earlier than getting the vaccine, slight majorities say they’re assured that the Pfizer vaccine (55%) and Moderna vaccine (53%) are protected, in comparison with 28% who say the identical of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There may be much less variation in confidence ranges throughout the completely different vaccines amongst these within the “provided that required” group, whereas those that say they may “undoubtedly not” get vaccinated specific little or no confidence within the security of any of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Most adults (78%) say they’ve heard or learn at the very least a little bit about some uncommon instances wherein a small variety of people developed blood clots inside two weeks of getting the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Amongst those that haven’t but been vaccinated, the massive majority both say the information “has not modified their thoughts about getting vaccinated” (56%) or say they’ve “not heard or learn something in any respect” about these instances (21%). Nevertheless, about one in 5 unvaccinated adults say the information brought about them to alter their thoughts about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, together with 9% who say it made them much less more likely to need the Johnson & Johnson vaccine however didn’t change their minds concerning the different vaccines, 7% who say it made them much less more likely to need any COVID-19 vaccine, and 4% who say it modified their ideas concerning the vaccines in another means.

A lot of the blood clot instances reported occurred amongst girls, and we discover a bigger share of unvaccinated girls (83%) than unvaccinated males (73%) say they’ve heard or learn at the very least a little bit about this information. As well as, unvaccinated girls are much less doubtless than unvaccinated males to say they’re assured within the security of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (21% vs. 32%), although there is no such thing as a vital gender distinction in confidence of the protection of COVID-19 vaccines general.

Notably, 39% of unvaccinated Hispanic girls say they heard the information and it brought about them to alter their thoughts concerning the vaccine, together with 15% who say it made them much less more likely to need the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 18% who say it made them much less more likely to need any COVID-19 vaccine.

The Monitor additionally finds indications that issues about unintended effects from the vaccines general have elevated within the wake of the Johnson & Johnson pause, notably amongst girls. Amongst those that usually are not but satisfied to get the vaccine instantly (those that need to wait and see, will get vaccinated provided that required, or will certainly not get vaccinated), 81% say they’re involved they could expertise critical unintended effects from the vaccine, up from 70% final month. Amongst girls inside this group, concern elevated by 15 share factors, from 77% in March to 92% in April.

Regardless of what look like heightened issues about security and unintended effects amongst girls, the trajectory of vaccine uptake and enthusiasm doesn’t seem to have slowed considerably amongst girls over the previous month. Two-thirds (66%) of girls say they’ve been vaccinated or will accomplish that as quickly as potential, in comparison with 61% in March. Amongst males, 63% now say they’ve gotten vaccinated or are keen to take action, in comparison with 62% in March.

As well as, regardless of these issues concerning the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a one-dose vaccine nonetheless has an enchantment for many individuals. Three in ten unvaccinated adults (29%), together with 45% of these within the “wait and see” class say they might be extra more likely to get the vaccine in the event that they solely wanted one dose.

What Is Preserving Folks From Getting Vaccinated?

Most unvaccinated adults, together with a majority of those that say they may get the vaccine as quickly as they’ll, haven’t but tried to make an appointment for a vaccine, regardless of all adults within the U.S. now being eligible. Twelve p.c of those that haven’t acquired a COVID-19 vaccine say they’ve tried to make an appointment to get vaccinated, together with 38% of those that say they need the vaccine as quickly as potential, 8% of these within the “wait and see” group, and 6% of those that say they’ll get the vaccine provided that required. Majorities throughout all these teams say they haven’t but tried to make an appointment.

When those that point out some willingness to get vaccinated (saying they’ll get the vaccine as quickly as they’ll, will wait and see, or will get it if required) are requested to say in their very own phrases the primary cause why they haven’t tried to get an appointment, causes vary from security issues to logistical limitations to questions on eligibility, and differ extensively by vaccination intention.

Among the many group that claims they need the vaccine as quickly as potential, logistical issues and data wants high the checklist of causes for not making an appointment, together with being too busy or not having time to attempt to get an appointment (14%) and never with the ability to take the time without work work (12%). One other 9% of this group say they only haven’t gotten round to it, 8% say they don’t seem to be positive about their eligibility or whether or not they have the precise documentation, and seven% specific a normal lack of know-how about the right way to get vaccinated.

Amongst those that need to wait and see earlier than getting vaccinated, one-fourth (23%) say they haven’t tried to get an appointment but as a result of they’re ready till extra individuals have gotten the vaccine. Others on this group say they’re involved concerning the security or unintended effects of the vaccine (14%) or that the vaccine is just too new or there may be not sufficient analysis obtainable (9%), whereas 8% say they only typically don’t need or want the vaccine.

Amongst those that say they’ll get the vaccine provided that required, the most important share says they haven’t made an appointment as a result of they don’t need or want the vaccine (26%), whereas one in ten cite issues about security or unintended effects and 6% really feel the vaccine is just too new or hasn’t been researched sufficient.

As quickly as potential Wait and see Provided that required
Busy/didn’t have time/schedule battle 14% Need to wait till extra individuals have gotten it 23% Don’t need it/want it (normal) 26%
Can’t take time without work work/conflicts with work hours 12% Involved about security and/or unintended effects 14% Involved about security and/or unintended effects 10%
Simply haven’t gotten round to it 9% Vaccine is just too new/not sufficient analysis 9% Vaccine is just too new/not sufficient analysis 6%
Don’t have correct documentation/unsure if eligible 8% Don’t need it/want it (normal) 8% Already had COVID 5%
Lack of knowledge about the right way to get the vaccine 7% Ready for medical cause 6% Don’t have correct documentation/unsure if eligible 4%

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: What’s the foremost cause you haven’t gotten a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? (amongst those that haven’t tried to get a vaccine appointment and say they may get the vaccine as quickly as potential, will wait and see, or will get it if required)

Amongst those that say they need to get the vaccine as quickly as potential:

“As a result of I’ve not tried to see if there’s a website situated close to me and was advised {that a} social safety quantity or immigration standing was wanted.” – 30-49 yr previous Hispanic lady, Georgia

“I don’t know if the vaccine is being given at my clinic, they’re purported to let me know they usually haven’t reached out to me.” – 65+ yr previous Hispanic man, North Carolina

“[It is] laborious for me to get round since I don’t drive.” – 65+ yr previous White lady, West Virginia

“I don’t know the place to go in my state to get it.” – 30-49 yr previous White man, Connecticut

Amongst those that say they need to “wait and see” earlier than getting the vaccine:

“As a result of I believe we want extra time to see the well being results on individuals.” – 30-49 yr previous Black lady, Texas

“Probably not positive, don’t actually know to join it both. I suppose principally I don’t know the right way to acquire this vaccine.” – 18-29 yr previous Hispanic man, California

“[I] need to see the way it results different individuals, and different individuals may want it unhealthy[ly]. I make money working from home.” – 30-49 yr previous White man, North Carolina

“I need to see how it’s affecting different individuals. I don’t need to be a guinea pig. If it had extra information analysis given to it or if we knew how it will have an effect on individuals long run, then perhaps I’d think about it greater than I’m. I’m not in opposition to it—my daughter has all of her [vaccinations]—there isn’t sufficient analysis for it.” – 30-49 yr previous White lady, Michigan

Amongst those that say they may solely get the vaccine if required to take action:

“I don’t consider there’s a want for it.” – 50-64 yr previous White lady, Georgia

“Usually, as a result of in my very own expertise I’ve not recognized anyone who died from it. Usually, not frightened. On a scale of 1-10 my fear is at a 3.” – 30-49 yr previous White man, Louisiana

“The unintended effects, blood clots, Johnson and Johnson.  There are two vaccines which have a recall due to a blood clot.” – 30-49 yr previous Hispanic man, California

“As a result of I had COVID, Higher wait to see what occurred.” – 30-49 yr previous Hispanic man, California

In distinction to the vary of limitations and issues cited by those that are at the very least considerably open to getting vaccinated, when those that say they may “undoubtedly not” get a COVID-19 vaccine are requested if there may be something which may persuade them to alter their thoughts, the reply is overwhelmingly “no,” with 72% offering this response. Seven p.c of this group say that extra analysis on the vaccines may persuade them to alter their minds, whereas the rest gave a spread of different response.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Is there something which may persuade you to alter your thoughts about getting vaccinated? (amongst those that say they may “undoubtedly not” get the COVID-19 vaccine)

“No, until one thing comes up I would change, I’m sticking with faith.” – 65 year-old Black man, South Carolina

“Solely when it has been authorised by the FDA.” – 49 year-old White lady, Alabama

“No. It positive gained’t assist if they begin forcing it on individuals.” 40 year-old White man, Nevada

“No nothing will. If I can’t work, they’ll’t pressure you to take a vaccine. You’ll must kill me.” – 29 year-old Black lady, Georgia

“No completely not, I don’t belief the gov’t and I don’t even take the flu vaccine and I’ve by no means gotten the flu.” – 24 year-old man Black man, Arizona

“No, I don’t belief it so I’m not going to get it.” – 77 year-old White man, California

“Provided that they arrive out with correct information, and never simply guessing.” – 35 year-old Black lady, Virginia

Different Issues And Boundaries To Vaccination

Whereas vaccine unintended effects and security proceed to be the highest issues amongst those that haven’t but been vaccinated (cited as issues by 76% and 70%, respectively), there are a selection of different issues that fluctuate by vaccination intention. For instance, six in ten (59%) of these not but vaccinated (rising to 72% of the “undoubtedly not” group) are involved that they could be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine even when they don’t need to. About half (48%) of these ages 18-49 (rising to 66% among the many “undoubtedly nots”) are involved that the COVID-19 vaccine may negatively influence their fertility sooner or later. Many specific work-related issues, together with half (48%)  who say they’re involved they could miss work if the vaccine unintended effects make them really feel sick and one in 5 who say they’re involved they might must time without work work to go and get the vaccine. One-third (32%) are involved that they could must pay an out-of-pocket value to get vaccinated, regardless that the vaccine is accessible without spending a dime to all U.S. adults. Different issues embody being required to offer a social safety quantity or government-issued identification to get vaccinated (34%), not with the ability to get the vaccine from a trusted place (32%), or that it is going to be troublesome to  journey to a vaccination website (15%).

Many issues about COVID-19 vaccination are expressed at larger charges by individuals of shade in comparison with White adults. For instance, almost six in ten Hispanic adults (58%) below age 50 say they’re involved that the vaccine could negatively influence their future fertility, in comparison with 42% of White adults on this age vary. As well as, potential access-related limitations to vaccination are extra generally expressed as issues by Black and Hispanic adults in comparison with White adults. Greater than half (55%) of unvaccinated Black adults and virtually three-quarters (64%) of Hispanic adults are involved about having to overlook work on account of vaccine unintended effects in comparison with 4 in ten White adults (41%). Bigger shares of Black and Hispanic adults in comparison with White adults additionally specific concern about not with the ability to get the vaccine from a spot they belief, having to pay an out-of-pocket value to get vaccinated, and having issue touring to a vaccination website.

Along with these issues, lack of know-how continues to be a barrier to getting a COVID-19 vaccine for a lot of adults, notably individuals of shade. Three in ten unvaccinated adults general, rising to 42% of Hispanic adults, say they don’t seem to be positive whether or not they’re at present eligible to get a vaccine of their state, regardless that eligibility is now open to all U.S. adults. As well as, one in 5 unvaccinated adults general (29% of Hispanic adults) say they don’t have sufficient details about the place to get a COVID-19 vaccine and 26% (45% of Hispanic adults) say they don’t have sufficient details about after they can get one.

Incentives And Necessities That Would possibly Improve Vaccination Uptake

Along with understanding and addressing individuals’s issues concerning the vaccines, there are numerous incentives, conveniences, and necessities which may be efficient at encouraging some individuals to get vaccinated. Three in ten unvaccinated adults who usually are not but able to get the vaccine instantly, together with almost half of those that need to “wait and see,” say they might be extra doubtless to get the vaccine if it was supplied to them at a spot they usually go for well being care or in the event that they solely wanted to get one dose. No less than 1 / 4 of those that usually are not but able to get the vaccine instantly, together with substantial shares of these in each the “wait and see” and “provided that required” teams say they might be extra more likely to get vaccinated if it was required to fly on an airplane, to attend giant gatherings comparable to sporting occasions or issues, or for worldwide journey.

Employer insurance policies and incentives may additionally play a task in growing COVID-19 vaccination uptake. About three in ten (28%) of employed adults who usually are not but able to get vaccinated, together with almost half (47%) within the “wait and see” group, say they might be extra more likely to get vaccinated if their employer gave them paid time without work to get vaccinated and get better from any unintended effects. A couple of quarter general and 4 in ten (39%) within the “wait and see” group say they might be extra more likely to get vaccinated if their employer supplied a monetary incentive of $200, whereas two in ten general and a few third (32%) of those that need to “wait and see” say they might be extra more likely to get the vaccine if their employer organized for a  medical supplier to manage it at their office.

Vaccine Misinformation

The most recent KFF Vaccine Monitor additionally finds {that a} majority of adults (54%) both consider some widespread misinformation concerning the COVID-19 vaccines or are not sure whether or not this stuff are true or false. About one in 4 consider or are not sure whether or not you may get COVID-19 from the vaccine and one in 5 consider or are not sure whether or not those that have already had COVID-19 ought to not get vaccinated, whether or not the vaccines comprise fetal cells, have been proven to trigger infertility, or that the vaccine can change your DNA. Amongst youthful adults ages 18 to 29, 4 in ten (42%) say they’ve heard that the COVID-19 has been proven to trigger infertility, and about one in 4 both are not sure if that’s true (22%) or consider that’s true (5%).

Perception in or uncertainty in the direction of vaccine misinformation is highest amongst these most reluctant to get the vaccine. Eight in ten (81%) of adults who say they may “undoubtedly not” get the vaccine consider or are not sure about at the very least one widespread COVID-19 vaccine delusion, as do 75% of those that say they may solely get the vaccine if required. As well as, vaccine misinformation seems to be wide-reaching, as even amongst those that have already been vaccinated 43% consider or are unsure about at the very least one widespread vaccine delusion, as do half of those that say they need the vaccine as quickly as potential.

A bigger share of girls (58%) than males (50%) consider or be not sure about at the very least one widespread delusion surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Likewise, youthful adults are extra doubtless than these 65 and older to consider or be not sure a few vaccine delusion. Throughout partisans, majorities of Republicans (58%) and independents (56%) consider or are not sure about at the very least one vaccine delusion, in comparison with a smaller share of Democrats (43%).

Younger Adults and Vaccine Uptake

Although they’re at decrease danger of problems from COVID-19, many consultants consider vaccine uptake amongst younger adults shall be wanted with a view to obtain herd immunity. Younger adults ages 18 to 29 are the least more likely to say they’ve already been vaccinated or intend to take action as quickly as potential, and about one-quarter (24%) say they need to “wait and see” earlier than they get the COVID-19 vaccine. As well as, half of youthful adults say “just some” or “none” of their shut mates have been vaccinated, together with one in 5 18-29 year-olds who say none of their shut mates are vaccinated and an additional 31% say only some of their mates have gotten the vaccine.

For younger adults, peer influences could have a giant impact on vaccination selections. Amongst younger adults ages 18-29, a big majority (77%) of those that say at the very least half of their shut mates have been vaccinated report having already acquired at the very least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine themselves (68%) or say they need to as quickly as they’ll (9%). Amongst those that say just some or none of their mates have been vaccinated, a a lot smaller share say they’ve already been vaccinated or intend to take action as quickly as potential (32%), whereas three in ten (29%) say they may “wait and see,” one in 5 (19%) say they may get vaccinated provided that required, and 17% say they may “undoubtedly not” get the vaccine.

In comparison with these in different age teams, younger adults could also be notably motivated by necessities and conveniences to encourage COVID-19 vaccine uptake. About 4 in ten younger adults ages 18 to 29 who usually are not but able to get the vaccine instantly say they might be extra more likely to get vaccinated if it was supplied at a spot they usually go for well being care (43%) or in the event that they solely wanted to get one dose of the vaccine (37%). Amongst necessities, about 4 in ten younger adults on this group say they might be extra more likely to get vaccinated if it was required to fly on an airplane (40%), to attend giant gatherings (39%), or for worldwide journey (38%).

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids

Whereas the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is already licensed to be used in youngsters ages 16-17, there may be at present no vaccine obtainable within the U.S. for youngsters ages 15 and below. Earlier this month, Pfizer requested that the FDA lengthen their emergency use authorization for his or her COVID-19 vaccine to be used in youngsters between the ages of 12 and 15 following promising medical trials, and FDA authorization is predicted as quickly as subsequent week. Over the past month, Pfizer and Moderna have began testing their COVID-19 vaccines in youngsters between the ages of 6 months and 12 years previous.

Round three in 10 (29%) mother and father of kids below age 18 say they’ll get their little one vaccinated “instantly” as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is permitted and obtainable for his or her little one’s age group. An extra one third (32%) say they’ll wait awhile to see how the vaccine is working earlier than getting their little one vaccinated. One-third say they may solely get their little one vaccinated if their college requires it (15%) or they undoubtedly gained’t get their little one vaccinated (19%).

Amongst mother and father who’ve at the very least one little one between the ages of 12-15, responses are related: 30% say they’ll get their little one vaccinated instantly, 26% will wait to see the way it’s working, 18% will vaccinate provided that their little one’s college requires it, and 23% say they may undoubtedly not get their little one vaccinated. Amongst mother and father who’ve at the very least one little one ages 16-17 (for whom the Pfizer vaccine is already authorised), thirty-one p.c report eager to get them vaccinated instantly and one other 8 p.c say their little one is already vaccinated, whereas virtually quarter say they may undoubtedly not get them vaccinated.

Throughout racial and ethnic teams, at the very least half of oldsters say they may get their little one vaccinated for COVID-19 as quickly as a vaccine is permitted for youngsters (25% of Black mother and father, 31% of Hispanic mother and father, 30% of White mother and father) or that they may wait some time to see how it’s working (25% of Black mother and father, 36% of Hispanic mother and father, 31% of White mother and father). A smaller share of Hispanic mother and father (10%) in comparison with Black mother and father (29%) and White mother and father (22%) say they may “undoubtedly not” get their little one vaccinated.

Dad and mom’ intentions for vaccinating their youngsters in opposition to COVID-19 largely line up with their very own vaccination experiences and intentions. Amongst mother and father who’ve already acquired at the very least one dose of the vaccine or need it as quickly as potential, three-fourths say they may both get their youngsters vaccinated instantly (48%) or will wait some time to see the way it’s working (29%). Amongst mother and father who’re nonetheless in “wait and see” mode with regards to their very own vaccination, 63% say they may even wait and see earlier than getting their little one vaccinated. Equally, about six in ten (58%) of oldsters who say they may undoubtedly not get vaccinated for COVID-19 themselves or will accomplish that provided that required say they may undoubtedly not vaccinate their youngsters.

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