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Some 18% of U.S. healthcare workers say they do not plan on getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and another 12% have not yet decided whether they will get vaccinated, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. Respondents’ main concerns include potential side effects and the vaccines’ newness.
When broken down by race, 18% of white respondents, 28% of Black respondents, and 11% of Hispanic respondents said they did not plan to get vaccinated.
Overall, 48% of respondents were unvaccinated (had not received at least one dose).
Some 57% of white healthcare workers reported receiving at least one dose — versus 39% of Black workers and 44% of Hispanic workers.
Over half of Black respondents — and about a third of white and Hispanic respondents — said they weren’t confident that the vaccines had been appropriately tested for safety and effectiveness.
As of Sunday, roughly 25% of people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of vaccine, according to CDC data. Some 13% overall have been fully vaccinated. For adults aged 65 and older, the numbers are much higher: 69% have received at least one dose, and 42% are fully vaccinated.
Créditos: Comité científico Covid