PUBLIC OPINION AND COVID VACCINES
More Americans Willing to Take COVID Vaccine
In a recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, 46% of Americans say they will take the vaccine as soon as they can. Compared to a USA TODAY poll in late October, that is close to double. Also in the new poll, 32% say they will wait for others to get the shots before they do so themselves.
This is great news, and it is indicative of the success of public campaigns by physicians, nurses, other healthcare leaders as well as public officials — including the esteemed Dr. Anthony Fauci — to boost confidence in the vaccines.
I myself did the same thing (see below), and thank God, so far the vaccine has been very well tolerated by me and my colleagues.
The vaccine is only truly effective at achieving herd immunity if a majority of the population gets the vaccine. So, the more people take it, the faster we can finally see an end to this nightmare.
I am very encouraged by this new poll finding, and I encourage everyone who gets their vaccine — especially physicians and nurses on the front lines — to publicize their vaccination and get the word out.