A majority of Americans are not ready to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the appropriate drugs are certified in the country. That’s according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press and the Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Chicago.
According to the poll, 47 percent of those surveyed would be willing to get vaccinated as soon as possible, 26 percent of respondents were against vaccination, and another 27 percent were undecided.
Survey participants were also asked if they thought the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine was proven enough. Only 28% said they were fully confident in the safety of the drug. The majority of respondents – 40% – said they were partially sure. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they were not sure of the drug’s safety or thought it was dangerous.
The survey was conducted by telephone from December 3 to 7. A total of 1,117 American adults took part.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 15.3 million cases of coronavirus have been identified in the United States during the epidemic and more than 288,000 people have died.