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5 takeaways from the May 2021 COVID-19 vaccine study

  1. Vaccinations are rising
    • 48.7% say they have gotten the vaccine (↑6.9%)
    • 28.1% still plan to get vaccinated
  2. Uncertainty is declining
    • 12.5% say they are not sure if they will get the COVID-19 vaccine
    • ↓1.1% April to May
  3. “Never” has leveled out
    • 10.7% of 23,739 respondents say they will never get the vaccine (↓0.2%)
    • 10 States with highest “Never” response are WV, AR, OK, IN, ID, NH, MS, WY, NC, and RI (in that order)
  4. Herd Immunity of 70% is so close! (Mayo Clinic)
    • 43/48 States are on track to have over 70% vaccinated (↑ 9 States)
    • The 5 States below 70% are ID, IN, LA, MS, and WV
  5. Vaccine Concerns
    • Concerns continue to decline, although we see 2 concerns slightly go up
    • “Our immune systems are strong enough” (April 6.9% → May 7.6%)
    • “Fear I will get COVID-19 from the vaccine” (April 6.9% → May 7.1%)