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Poll: Plurality plan to vaccinate children as soon as one becomes available

A plurality of voters plan to vaccinate their children as soon as one becomes available to them, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Forty percent of registered voters in the April 9-12 survey said they plan to get their kids vaccinated as soon as a vaccine becomes available for children. 

Twenty-nine percent said they would vaccinate their kids but not immediately.

Eighteen percent of respondents said they do not plan to vaccinate their children while 13 percent said they are unsure.

Men were more likely than women to say they would vaccinate their kids right away, at 51 percent and 27 percent, respectively.

A majority of Democrats said they plan to vaccinate their kids as soon as one becomes available, at 53 percent, compared to 31 percent of both Republicans and independents said the same.

At the moment, none of the authorized vaccine providers in the U.S. are authorized for use in people younger than 16.

Pfizer-BioNTech has requested authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for adolescents between 12 and 15.

With trials among younger children underway, experts estimate an available vaccine is still months away.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,813 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 1.85 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte