New study uncovers several factors linked to unwillingness to vaccinate against COVID-19

Nearly two in five U.S. adults expressed hesitation about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in newly publish scientific research. The study, published in the journal Vaccine, found that intention to vaccinate was highest for men, older people, individuals who identified as white, the affluent and college-educated, Democrats, and those with pre-existing medical conditions. “COVID-19 will require herd immunity to help stem the tide of the virus. However, because of the politicization of other public health measures (i.e., mask-wearing, etc.), I was curious if the vaccine would also be politized,” said …

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