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Public opinion shows who is the most vaccinated in the United States — and why

By Kara Murez
Health Day Reporter

Thursday, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) – U.S. opposition to COVID-19 Vaccination It is slowly declining, a new online survey has been found, but it is still available and especially in some blue-collar jobs.

It has been suggested that unwillingness on the part of adults under the age of 65 stems primarily from safety, side effects and distrust of the government. It is also often associated with the human race.

The bottom line is that “vaccination is becoming a key obstacle to the completion of COVID-19 Epidemic, ”Said Wendy King, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.

He said identifying professions with high immunization rates and understanding the cause could help address public health workers’ concerns.

In a press release issued by the university, King said, “Our study indicates that the safety and reliability of COVID-19 vaccine delivery is paramount.

Researchers from King and the nearby Carnegie Melon University, Delphi Group, analyzed the results of an ongoing COVID-19 survey in collaboration with the Facebook Data Group. About 1.2 million Americans complete the survey every month on Facebook’s active user database.


The study added a question about whether it would be acceptable to receive the vaccine in January.

This study was limited to working adults because workplace outbreaks and the spread of contamination from employees to customers are public health hazards. Older adults are also more likely to hit a beat than older Americans.

If the protests continue, there is some encouraging news: Vaccination rates have dropped from 27.5% in January to 22% in March.

The March survey included 732,308 people (average age 35 to 44, half older, half younger). About 45% were men, 77% had some college education, and 64% were white.

About 48% of those who reported delaying the vaccine were concerned about side effects. More than a third did not think they needed the vaccine, did not trust the government, did not expect the vaccine to be safe, or did not trust COVID-19 vaccines in particular. And 14.5% said they did not like it Vaccines in general.


Workers in some professions were more reluctant to take the japas. With the participation of 9.6% of teachers and survivors in life, physical or social sciences, a maximum of 46% of workers in the construction, oil and gas and mining industries. Confidence among workers in loading, maintenance, maintenance, agriculture, fishing, or forestry was virtually high.


Pharmacists believed in at least 8.5%. The highest hesitation was 20.5% among paramedics, emergency medical technicians and home health, nurses, psychiatrists or personal care assistants.

The survey focused on symptoms, illness, treatment, tests, behaviors such as masking and detoxification, and Mental health, ”Said senior author Robin Magia, from Carnegie Melon Detrick College of Human and Social Sciences. New policy questions continue to evolve.

The results of the survey were posted on the April 24 server medRxiv And peer-reviewed.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information COVID-19 and vaccines.

Source: University of Pittsburgh, News, April 28, 2021