21% of Americans Won’t Get the Coronavirus Vaccine

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This month alone has some revealed some troubling news about the coronavirus vaccines. While many people have received their immunizations with no trouble at all, others haven’t been as lucky. 

Earlier this week, the U.S. government, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put a pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This pause happened after multiple individuals receiving this vaccine suffered from very serious blood clots. 

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The blood clots from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine also took place after a new study showed that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was likeliest to cause adverse reactions in recipients. 

In light of these details and others, many Americans are on edge. Newsmax is now reporting that a little more than one in five U.S. citizens will not accept a vaccine against coronavirus. 

Saying No to the COVID Vaccine

According to a survey carried out by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, 21% of Americans have stated that they won’t receive a coronavirus vaccine. Another 12% of individuals polled stated that they’d first observe how other Americans respond to the vaccine before rolling up their own sleeves. 

Several people across different sectors have said no to the COVID-19 vaccine. Healthcare workers, first responders, military members, and others are not accepting the shot. The same also goes for some black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Republicans. 

The recent pulling of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to blood clots has only added to conversations surrounding this vaccine. 

The Truth About Vaccine Hesitancy 

Vaccine hesitancy is often born from the medical community downplaying vaccine injuries and giving conflicting advice. For instance, the assertion that individuals should get vaccinated against COVID-19 — but then still continue everything they were doing before vaccination such as social distancing, mask wearing, etc., — has raised some questions. 

Also, when Americans feel that they are being coerced or forced into doing something, this too engenders hesitancy. Conversations and implementations of vaccine passports in blue states also lead to vaccine hesitancy. Many people are now questioning what the real purpose for vaccine passports would be other than to bully folks into getting this injection. 

Ironically, many of the staunchest opponents against vaccine hesitancy engender it with their own advice and advocacies. 

Do you plan to receive the vaccine against coronavirus? What do you think about the 21% of Americans who are refusing this vaccine? Let us know down below in the comments section.