Coronavirus cases are rising and a new variant has quickly spread across the country. Still, millions of Americans remain unvaccinated and say they have no plans to change that. Online insurance broker QuoteWizard looked at the latest data on vaccine hesitancy.
In Vermont, concern about side effects leads the way with 54%, followed by 36% waiting until they think it’s safe. 26% don’t trust the vaccines.
They found that concerns over side effects, government mistrust and indifference are the main reasons why people aren’t getting vaccinated. In Vermont, the reasons follow a similar pattern to the national data: 54% are worried about side effects; 36% are waiting to see if it’s safe. 28% don’t trust the government. 26% don’t trust COVID-19 vaccines. 11% don’t think it’s a big threat.
Nationwide Key findings:
- 55% of people say concerns over side effects are keeping them from getting vaccinated
- 47% of people say they don’t trust the vaccine, up from 45% in October
- 25% of unvaccinated people don’t believe COVID-19 is a threat, up from 21% in October
- 0.5% of people said they experienced side effects after their first dose.