About 51 percent of Americans still refuse or delay getting the COVID vaccine, according to a new poll.
The poll comes four days after a similar Pentagon report announcing that an unspecified number of its employees and military personnel are refusing to be vaccinated.
According to the survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 31 percent of that group is awaiting further results on vaccination. Thirteen percent said they will not agree to be vaccinated under any circumstances and 7 percent said they will only do so if needed.
“Those who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 have many concerns and information needs related to the new vaccines,” the pollsters said in a statement. “About half report not having enough information about the vaccine’s side effects or effectiveness.”
More than 100,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the U.S. so far this year, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Since Jan. 1, the U.S. has reported a total of 100,317 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of reported deaths in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic to 446,689 as of Tuesday evening.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN