Herd immunity – the holy grail of what many have been trying to achieve to keep everyone save from COVID-19. While vaccines have been rolling out at a tremendous rate to the tune of more than 50% of American adults have been vaccinated. Lately though, vaccination rates have reached a plateau and we're not on track to herd immunity – which needs to be a 70-85% vaccination population rate.
The data unveils some specific attributes of Americans who have been hesitant to get their vaccines. Those that are living in a small town, having right-leaning ideologies, or being Black/African American is not the reason why these groups are less willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Rather, there are underlying factors that are common in these three groups—as well as for many other segments of the American population.
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With the correct identification of groups and interests of people that are vaccine hesitant (and understanding why they are hesitant, without finger pointing), we hope to bridge the gap and ensure vaccine confidence. Learn more in the visual deep dive below: