Why coronavirus vaccine polling numbers are mostly good news

When you dig deeper, you see that much of the concern with a vaccine has to do with safety and efficiency. In the Axios/Ipsos poll, 68% of Americans said they’d likely get the vaccine if proven safe and effective by public health officials. Among the 42% of Americans who said they wouldn’t take the vaccination in the Gallup poll, 63% cited either a rushed timeline or waiting to see if it’s safe as the reason.

In other words, a lot of folks just want to know that the vaccine is safe and effective. If it is, the percentage of folks willing to get vaccinated is likely to climb.

Just the latest news on Pfizer and Moderna vaccines could boost the percentage willing to get the vaccination.