Just 11 percent of unvaccinated Americans say they will definitely get a shot: poll

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Only 11 percent of those who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 say they will definitely do so, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Tuesday.

Thirty-five percent of Americans surveyed said they have not received a COVID-19 vaccine compared to 64 percent who said they have.

Of those respondents who haven’t been vaccinated, 38 percent indicated that they would get a vaccine, but only 11 percent of that group said they will “definitely” get inoculated compared to 27 percent who said they “probably” will.

Meanwhile, 61 percent of unvaccinated respondents said they would likely not get a vaccine. Thirty-four percent indicated that they would definitely not get the shot, while 27 percent said they would probably not.

The poll comes as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine declines as those who were most eager to get vaccinated have already done so.

President Biden is expected to speak with a bipartisan group of governors virtually on Tuesday to discuss strategies to get more shots in arms, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday

The administration is seeking to have 70 percent of the population receive at least one dose of a vaccine and 160 million fully inoculated by the Fourth of July.

Thus far, over 152 million people have had at least one vaccine dose, representing 46 percent of the population. Meanwhile, over 34 percent of the population has been fully inoculated.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 on Monday, a critical step to expand eligibility of the vaccine.

The survey found that among the hesitant, 76 percent lacked confidence in the safety of the vaccine. Sixty-one percent are worried about side effects from the vaccine.

The poll surveyed 1,842 adults aged 18 and older from April 29-May 3, 2021. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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