Vaccinations are increasing in the United States, despite rising COVID-19 instances and a plethora of additional vaccine restrictions following the Food and Drug Administration’s complete approval of the Pfizer injection, and polling suggests opposition is waning.
According to the latest Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index, released Tuesday, only one in every five Americans say they are unlikely to get vaccinated, the lowest level since the index’s inception. The percentage of Americans who are adamantly opposed to receiving the vaccine has likewise fallen to its lowest recorded level, at 14 percent of U.S. adults.
The shifts are most noticeable among parents: 68 percent now think they are likely to have their children vaccinated, while 31 percent say they are unlikely to have their children vaccinated.
According to the poll, “with more than 45 million children under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine — this change shows that once the vaccine is approved for younger kids, there may be a big jump in the immunization rate.”
According to Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, the United States is averaging 900,000 vaccinations every day, up from 500,000 per day in mid-July. In August, the United States provided more than 14 million first shots, nearly 4 million more than in July.
Vaccinations restrictions have been introduced at over 800 schools and universities, more than 200 health care companies, and dozens of states, local governments, and school districts, according to Zients.
“These requirements are already working to increase vaccinations rates,” Zients added.