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Axios/Ipsos Poll: More Americans Eager to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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A man receives a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination site at South Bronx Educational Campus, in the Bronx New York on January 10, 2021. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:40 AM

Now that the process is underway to vaccinate people against COVID-19, more Americans say they are eager to get a shot, according to a new Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index survey. 

The poll this week shows that 60% of Americans are now saying they are likely to get the shot as soon as they are able to, up 8% since mid-December, indicating that some of the vaccine hesitancy was because people were wanting to wait and see about the vaccine and not digging in to oppose it, reports Axios

  • The numbers also represented a 20-point jump in Hispanic respondents, who said they are willing to get their vaccines immediately.
  • Seniors also said they are open to getting a vaccine. 

Last year, before vaccines were available, the Axios-Ipsos survey showed that people cared more about the vaccines being safe than about getting a shot immediately, but now that no serious safety issues are showing up, people are feeling safer about getting a shot. 

People also appear more likely to want a shot as the pandemic spreads and people are dying:

  • 44% of Hispanic Americans say they know someone who died of COVID-19. 
  • 34% of Black Americans say they know someone who died.
  • 31% of white Americans say they know someone who died. 

However, the divide in people who are willing to get shots promptly is still showing a political divide, with a much higher percentage of Democrats saying they are willing to be vaccinated right away, by 71% to 48% for Republicans.

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