By the numbers: Six in 10 Americans now say they don’t want to take a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available, up from 53% at the end of August.
Their reluctance also intensified. Only 9% now say they’re “very likely” to take the first-generation vaccine, down from 17% in August; 33% say they’re “not at all likely” to take it, up from 26%.
A plurality of respondents — 30% — said they plan to get it a few months after the vaccine first becomes available
13% would try to get it immediately; 16% would get it after a few weeks, 18% said they’d likely wait a year or more and 23% said they wouldn’t get it at all.