28% Lack Urgency To Vaccinate

28% Lack Urgency To Vaccinate

28 percent of Americans have no immediate vaccination plans, according to a TIPP Poll conducted in early April.

Anjali Krishnan
Anjali Krishnan

28% of Americans don't have immediate plans to get vaccinated, a worrying statistic from the latest TIPP poll conducted in early April.

Among our survey respondents, the vaccination status was

  • 46% were vaccinated
  • 25% have had one dose
  • 21% have had two doses
  • 54% were not vaccinated

The plans of the 54% who are not vaccinated:

  • 25% were waiting for a vaccine to become available
  • 15% had no plans to get vaccinated soon
  • 13% had no plans to get COVID vaccine at all

The share of respondents who said they had no plans to get vaccinated has increased slightly from 26% in February 2020 to 28% a month later in April.

The demographic segments that have no immediate plans are given below.

  • 38% Age 18-24
  • 37% Black
  • 37% Rural
  • 34% Age 45-64
  • 33% Women
  • 33% Hispanic
  • 32% South
  • 31% Income $30K - 50K
  • 31% Midwest

TIPP surveyed before the FDA "out of an abundance of caution" paused Johnson & Johnson vaccine over rare blood clots.

While the health department and local governments are working hard to increase vaccination rates, American skepticism is proving to be a stumbling block. With active new cases averaging 70,000 per day, authorities urge more compliance and caution to fight the pandemic.

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