Attitudes Toward a Potential SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: A Survey of U.S. Adults

Survey (n=991) reported 57.6% of subjects intended to be vaccinated, 31.6% were unsure, and 10.8% did not intend to be vaccinated. Factors independently associated with vaccine hesitancy included younger age, black race, lower educational ability, and not having the flu vaccine.

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The study reported that reasons for vaccine hesitancy included vaccine-specific concerns, a need for more information, antivaccine attitudes or beliefs, and a lack of trust.


A related editorial outlines the challenges of vaccinations in each of these groups and concludes that approval of a vaccine is just the start of a long and challenging race to achieve widespread acceptance of novel coronavirus vaccines.


Annals of Internal Medicine

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