New research suggests that some Americans resistant to vaccination against COVID-19 may be persuaded to ease access, be persuaded by family and friends, and address safety concerns – while providing free incentives to get the shot. Not that motivating.
A survey by the Deloitte Center of Health Solutions conducted August 13-27, which included 1,200 unvaccinated American adults, found that if offered during a routine doctor’s appointment, 34% would get the shot. 17% of those who say they “refuse” to get vaccinated.
They said they would be more likely to receive vaccinations under scenarios such as a mobile vaccine clinic visiting their neighborhood (46% of people on the fence about the vaccine and 14% of people refusing it), a health care provider who would give them the vaccine. Used to be. at their home (45% and 16%), if the vaccine was being offered at a store, they were already shopping at (48% and 15%) and if they “walked from a vaccine site where Appointments were available” (46% and 15%).
Non-vaccinated respondents largely ranked their loved ones as their main source of COVID-19 information – above even their doctor – and 59% of vaccinated respondents said they had family And got the shot because of friends.
Of the unvaccinated respondents who said they plan to get the shot, 34% said they want it now because they have learned they have found one they trust and 28% have found a reliable one. While 57% of non-vaccinated people said about shots on the fence that they might be influenced by the people they care about asking them to get vaccinated.
With concerns about the safety of vaccines being among the biggest reasons for hesitation of vaccines, non-vaccination respondents said they may be influenced to get the shot by learning more safety information about it (79% said that will affect them “very much.” or “to some extent”), if a new vaccine is released that “feels safe” (74%) or if a vaccine is released that does not require needle injection (47%) Is.
Of those on the fence, 61% also said they may be affected if the vaccine is essential to their daily activities, suggesting the effectiveness of the vaccine’s mandate, and 56% may be affected if their The family asked him to get vaccinated to see. Them.