COVID-19 Vaccination: It's Been 6 Months So Who's Vaccinated and Who's Not?

COVID-19 vaccines have been available for 6 months in the US under FDA EUAs. Many people stepped up ASAP; some remain in the wait and see camp. A new KFF survey parses motivation.

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has conducted interviews with a representative sample of US adults since vaccine distribution began in January 2021. Questions have been open-ended to help better characterize concerns around the vaccine and vaccination.

The slide show that follows highlights findings from interviews with the same group of individuals, conducted June 15-23, 2021 to find out "...whether they chose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, their reasoning behind their decisions, and how they are feeling about their choice."

With infections related to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant increasing and vaccination rates stalled, all clinicians, and especially those in primary care, have an opportunity to identify patients still "on the fence" and help them understand how essential this vaccination is.

[Note: Vaccine hesitant or resistant: "Planned to wait, only get it if required, would definitely not get vaccinated."]