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Hot off the press: January COVID-19 vaccinations survey results

Throughout the pandemic, NRC Health has continued to gather feedback from consumers across the country on various COVID-19–related topics. NRC Health’s ongoing study is the largest healthcare-consumer study in the United States, gathering feedback from tens of thousands of consumers every month.

In this updated infogram, we now have the January data available. Full details are outlined below, in addition to comparisons to the results from the previously released October, November, and December data in which we assessed how people felt about receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

Looking specifically at January’s data, nearly 24,000 people from across the United States provided their feedback. As the COVID-19 vaccination process persists, consumers’ willingness to get the vaccine continues to rise, as seen in the 7.1% jump compared to the December survey results.

The following are additional insights discovered in NRC Health’s January COVID-19 vaccination study. These insights are shown on the national level, but you can explore them further by state or large market by clicking the dropdown in the interactive infographic below.

As the vaccination-distribution process continues to roll out across the United States, NRC Health will persist in tracking the feelings of American consumers on this momentous issue.

  1. Vaccinate
    • 44.9% of the 23,916 January respondents say they will get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can (↑7.1% from December)
    • 3.7% say they have gotten the vaccine
  2. Nebraska
    • 47/48 states saw “willingness to get vaccinated ASAP” go up
    • Nebraska is the one state with a decrease (↓5.2%)
  3. Never
    • 12.6% say they will never get the COVID-19 vaccine
    • This is the first time this number has been below 13% (↓1.6% from December)
  4. Race
    • We see willingness to get vaccinated vary drastically by race
    • Never get vaccine: White = 11.2%, Black = 19.5%, Hispanic = 15.1%, Asian = 5.5%
  5. Concerns
    • 8 of the top 10 concerns saw a decrease, month over month
    • “It’s hard to find time to get vaccinated” ↑0.6% and “Fear of needles/injections” ↑0.1%
  6. Fear
  7. Cost
    • 8.1% of respondents in January say the vaccine “…will likely be too expensive”
    • ↓3.8% from December; this is also moving in the right direction, as more Americans are learning that the vaccines are being provided by the federal government at no cost (CDC)