Poll: Half of Americans say they would get a coronavirus vaccine

by Bryan Brammer · May 27th, 2020 3:25 pm

Approximately half of U.S. citizens say they would get a coronavirus vaccine if scientists succeed in developing one, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The nationwide poll of more than 1,000 adults conducted May 14-18 found that 49% of respondents plan to get vaccinated, while 20% say they will avoid the vaccine. Another 31% were undecided.

In regard to the timeline of the vaccine, 20% believe it will be available before the end of the year while 61% expect it during 2021. Another 17% say it will take much longer.

Of the 20% of Americans who say they will not get the vaccine, concerns of side effects and contracting the virus are the top reasons for avoiding the treatment.


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