Among adults, the foundation’s data show that 91% of Democrats have gotten at least one dose, compared to 59% of Republicans – a 32-point gap.
Among children ages 12 to 17, though, the gap is 55 points, with 80% of Democrats getting their adolescents vaccinated, compared to just 25% among Republicans.
The gap is now smaller among ages 5 to 11, but that’s in large part because the vaccines for them were only recently authorized. While 24% of Democrats have gotten their young children vaccinated, the number is just 5% for Republicans – about a 5-to-1 ratio.
While it’s possible Republicans are just a little slower to vaccinate their children, the gaps are huge in other areas as well. Just 7% of Democrats say they definitely won’t vaccinate their children for both age groups. The numbers are about half for Republicans in both.