The main reasons for refusal were concerns about side effects, a lack of trust in the government to ensure the vaccines are safe, the role of politics in the development of the vaccines, and a belief that the dangers of COVID-19 had been exaggerated.
A Surprising Number of US Healthcare Workers Are Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine
The Associated Press has reported that some health care facilities are seeing as much as 80% of the staff refusing the vaccine.
At Jackson Health System in Miami, a survey of about 5,900 employees found that only half wanted to get a vaccine immediately.
Henry Ford Health System, which runs six hospitals in Michigan has reported that 22% of its 33,000 employees had declined to be vaccinated.
A new survey from a University of Oregon policy research center shows that nearly 25% of Oregon residents do not plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
In North Carolina, public health officials revealed that more than 50% of those working in nursing homes have so far refused to get vaccinated.