More than a quarter of Americans surveyed decided not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. This is according to data from a survey by the nonprofit organization Kaiser Family Foundation.
At least 27 percent of Americans are anti-vaccination, according to the surveys. They are more likely to refuse it even if the drug is free or its safety is proven. It is noted that the majority of those who refuse vaccination are members of the Republican Party (42 percent) between the ages of 30 and 49 (36 percent).
In addition, the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed the most popular reason for refusing to vaccinate – fear of possible side effects (for 59 percent of those surveyed). Another reason is distrust of the federal agencies involved in the drug approval process.
The number of Americans who are unequivocally or very likely to vaccinate against the coronavirus has increased. They now stand at 71 percent (up 8 percent from three months ago).
The study was conducted from Nov. 30 to Dec. 8, with 1,676 participants across the United States.
On December 15, it was reported that the effectiveness of the vaccine from the biotechnology company Moderna is 95 percent. Among the unpleasant effects, experts say painful sensations at the injection site, fatigue and headaches.