A survey reveals who is the most reluctant to get vaccinated in America and why


Written by Kara Morrez
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) – US resistance to getting COVID-19 Serum A new online survey found that it is slowly diminishing, but it is still around and with special rates at some blue collar jobs.

The survey found that for adults under the age of 65 who hesitate, reluctance is primarily driven by safety concerns, side effects, and a lack of trust in government. It is also closely related to the field of people’s work.

Bottom line: “Vaccine frequency is emerging as a major barrier to ending COVID-19 pandemicLead author Wendy King, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, said.

She said identifying professions with a high vaccination frequency and understanding the reasons for this could help public health workers address concerns.

“Our study indicates that messages about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and addressing trust are of the utmost importance,” King said in a university press release.

King and researchers from Delphi Group at neighboring Carnegie Mellon University analyzed the results of an ongoing COVID-19 survey in collaboration with Facebook Data for Good’s group. About 1.2 million residents of the United States in Facebook’s active user database complete the survey every month.

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In January, the survey added a question about vaccine preparation.

This study was restricted to working-age adults, because the spread of infection in the workplace and the spread of infection from workers to clients pose public health threats. And many working-age adults are also more hesitant to get an injection than older Americans.

While the resistance continued, there was some encouraging news: Vaccine frequency decreased from 27.5% in January to 22% in March, according to the survey.

The March survey included 732,308 people (average age: 35 to 44, which means half of them are older, half of them younger). About 45% were male, 77% had some college education and 64% were white.

Approximately 48% of those who reported hesitation to receive the vaccine expressed concern about side effects. More than a third did not think they needed the vaccine, did not trust the government, or were waiting to see if the vaccine was safe or not to trust COVID-19 vaccines specifically. And 14.5% said they didn’t like it Vaccines Generally.

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Workers in some occupations were more reluctant than others to take a jab. The frequency ranged from 9.6% among teachers and people in the life or social sciences to as high as 46% among workers in construction, oil and gas extraction, and mining. Frequency was roughly high among those involved in installation, maintenance, repair, agriculture, fishing or forestry.

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In healthcare, pharmacists were the least frequented, at 8.5%. The highest frequency was 20.5% among paramedics, emergency medical technicians, home health, nursing, psychiatry, and personal care aides.

“ The study grew to collect data on symptoms, disease, treatment, testing, and behaviors such as concealment and distancing, and Psychological healthChief author Robin Mejia said, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon. “And it continues to evolve as new political questions emerge.”

The survey results were published April 24 on a prepress server medRxiv It has not been subject to peer review.

more information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information on COVID-19 and vaccinations.

Source: University of Pittsburgh Press Release, April 28, 2021


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