Supply & Demand: Americans and the Covid-19 Vaccine
Will enough Americans take the vaccine when it’s offered to them?
As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines begins in earnest across the United States, the question remains: will Americans take vaccines when they become available? To what extent will vaccine hesitancy factor in the campaign to vaccinate 382 million people? How do Americans feel about the logistics of the vaccine rollout? Which groups are more or less likely to resist vaccination?
A significant proportion of Americans are hesitant about the prospect of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. One-quarter (24%) of Americans state that they will not get vaccinated, while another eight per cent say they are not sure. This leaves, two-thirds of the adult population who will either get the vaccine as soon as it is available to them (43%), will get it but prefer to wait a little (17%) or who have already received it (8%).