Vaccine Hesitancy Down in U.S., But 1 in 7 Are Still Reluctant

April 14, 2021, 6:34 PM

Vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. is shrinking, though 1 in 7 residents remain wary about getting a Covid-19 vaccine, largely because of concerns about side effects.

That segment is younger and less educated than average, according to a tracker released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau that uses Household Pulse Survey data. Residents were surveyed before U.S. regulators on Tuesday recommended pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccines because of concerns about rare blood clots.

Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Lauren Sauer discusses the pause in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine.
Source: Bloomberg)

Hesitancy is one of the final hurdles that health officials face on the path to herd immunity. Rapidly spreading variants are increasing pressure on the Biden ...

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