Poll: Americans Are Growing Less Reluctant To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Now that federal regulators have authorized one COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the U.S. — and appear close to authorizing another — it seems Americans are growing less reluctant about receiving an inoculation themselves. The Kaiser Family Foundation, or KFF, released a poll Tuesday showing a significant leap in the number of people saying they definitely or probably would get vaccinated. About 71% of respondents to the late November and early December survey said they would get a vaccine , up from 63% in an August/ September poll. KFF says the increase was evident across all racial and ethnic groups surveyed, as well as both Democrats and Republicans. Of course, since the previous poll, there have been important advances in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, which has cost more than 300,000 lives in the U.S. Earlier this week, health care professionals began administering the first doses of a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, just days after the vaccine obtained

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