Recent polls show that people's trust in the Covid-19 vaccine is increasing after some months of decline. Keep reading to find out all the details!
The results of some polls were released and they show that people's trust in the Covid-19 vaccine is increasing after some months of decline. There is some good news in the middle of this global pandemic, it seems that confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine is growing.
Surveys in recent weeks show close to 60% of respondents saying they’d get the COVID-19 vaccine, up from a low of 1 in 2 Americans polled in September. This is important because vaccines work with herd immunity, meaning that if very few people accept to have the vaccine probably it won't work.
The polls that were taken back in September showed just 51% of the US population would get the vaccine if it were available today. Although it seems to be quite a high number, it doesn't reach the number of people needed for the vaccine to have a complete effect.
Fortunately, the recent survey shows a huge increase (60%). The Kaiser Family Foundation noted a similar increase, with 71% of the 1,676 surveyed indicating they’d accept a COVID-19 vaccine, up from 63% in September.
However, it remains unknown what percentage of the US population needs to have the vaccine in order to reach herd immunity. But the increased willingness to receive the vaccine marks a notable reversal of previous trends and comes at a crucial time in the pandemic that’s claimed more than 350,000 lives in the United States alone.
From March through late fall, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine declined steadily, according to dozens of surveys of Americans asked whether they’d get the vaccine when it became available. But, the vaccination campaign already started and it is becoming bigger every day.