Survey: Slightly more than one-half of US frontline healthcare workers have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But some still plan not to get vaccinated at all.
Approximately one-half (52%) of frontline health care workers have received at least one dose of the COIVD-19 vaccine and 19% say they are scheduled to receive a first dose or plan to schedule it, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. The survey, conducted February 11 through March 7, also found that nearly one-third (30%) of health care workers who responded are either unsure about getting vaccinated or do not plan to do so.
Following is a topline look at the rest of the findings.
Findings are based on 1,327 adults health care workers aged ≥18 years surveyed between February 11 and March 7, 2021.
More than 70% of US frontline health care workers have gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 or plan to.
COVID-19 vaccination rates are lowest among Black health care workers, women, and those who work in people's homes.
Based on work location, COVID-19 vaccination rates are lowest among those working in patient’s homes.
“Newness,” possibility of side effects, government mistrust drive doubts over COIVD-19 vaccinations.