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CivicScience Poll: 14 Percent Won't Take COVID-19 Vaccine

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2020 09:36 PM

Fourteen percent of U.S. adults say they would opt not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, according to a CivicScience survey released Tuesday.

Sixty-nine percent said they would receive the vaccine if and when it becomes available, and another 17% said they are not sure how they would proceed.

The most hesitancy to move forward with a vaccine comes among Gen Z and Boomers, with the most hesitancy in adults aged 25-54.

Twenty-one percent of adults in that group said they would not receive the vaccine, compared with 61% who said they would.

A vaccine is not expected to be available until next year at the earliest, though President Donald Trump said he expects the United States to have one by the end of 2020.

There are currently more than 100 coronavirus vaccines under development and some companies have started human trials already.

Overall, 63% of people surveyed by CivicScience say they are very comfortable with vaccinations, compared with 69% in January. The number among those that said they were not at all comfortable climbed from 8% in January to 11% in May, a five-month span.

"Vaccine hesitancy is growing amid this pandemic as people may be unsure of how, or if at all, a new immunization could protect us," according to CivicScience. 

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According to a CivicScience survey released Tuesday, 14% of U.S. adults say they would opt not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19.
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