Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine has become the predominant mindset of Americans who have not yet been vaccinated, making the disease difficult to curtail, reports said.
Just 11% of American adults who are not yet vaccinated for COVID-19 say they definitely will get the shot, while 34% say they definitely won’t, a new poll by The Associated Press findings.
Another 27% say they probably will and 27% say they probably won’t.
The vaccination rush has slowed, and President Joe Biden met virtually with six governors Tuesday to discuss how to revive momentum. Biden wants 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July. That’s about what some experts say is needed to get the pandemic under control. Right now less than half of Americans have received at least one shot.
Getting kids vaccinated could help the numbers. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12-15, and a few cities offered shots less than 24 hours later, but most are waiting for a federal advisory committee that meets Wednesday to sign off on the move.
Biden said last week that 20,000 pharmacy locations are ready to begin vaccinating adolescents once the necessary approvals come through.
Older teens, 16 and 17, have been allowed to get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine since it was authorized in December. The other two vaccines authorized for use in the USA, from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, have not been available to minors because studies are still underway.
Meanwhile, Onyxnews reports that Nigeria has recorded 47 new cases of COVID-19. Making it 165,515 confirmed cases, 156,358 discharged and 2,065 deaths respectively.
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