Gallup Poll: Nearly 40% of Americans won’t take COVID-19 vaccine

first_img (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Healtth) Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, the next question is how many people will take it.A week before the first vaccine was approved, a Gallup poll found 37-percent of Americans say they won’t take it. Distrust is especially high among minorities.I-U Health senior vice president Tory Castor says the hospital network isn’t requiring its own employees to get vaccinated, and won’t browbeat patients into it. But she says I-U is trying to serve as a reliable source to help people understand the fast-changing information about the virus and the vaccine.House Public Health Chairman Brad Barrett (R-Richmond), a retired surgeon, says the fact doctors and nurses are first in line may give others confidence in the vaccine by the time it’s more widely available.President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and three of the four living former presidents plan to get vaccinated publicly to build confidence in the vaccine. Pence and his wife Karen were vaccinated, publicly, on Friday with Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Governor Holcomb has said he’ll get vaccinated as well, but won’t “cut the line.” Indiana Hospital Association president Brian Tabor suggests once the vaccine is more widely available, other government leaders, sports starsm and members of the media could follow suit. WhatsApp Gallup Poll: Nearly 40% of Americans won’t take COVID-19 vaccine Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNews Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Facebook Previous articleBerrien County’s “Shop With A Cop” goes through changes due to COVID-19Next articleIndiana unemployment figures hold steady from October Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – December 20, 2020 1 399 last_img

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