This Is How Many People Are Refusing The COVID-19 Vaccine In Utah – Patch.com

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2022-02-13

As the omicron variant continues to spread, the national vaccination effort is as urgent as it ever has been. Still, many Americans remain hesitant.

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According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, 23,830,000 Americans — or 9.6% of the 18 and older population — say they will either probably or definitely not get the vaccination.

Many Americans who have yet to be vaccinated cite one of three reasons: either they are concerned about possible side effects, or they want to wait to see if it is safe, or it is difficult for them to obtain a vaccination. Others cite different reasons.

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Nationwide, 14,120,000 people, 5.7% of the adult population, do not trust the COVID-19 vaccines, and another 6,980,000, or 2.8%, do not think COVID-19 is a big threat. Additionally, 12,130,000 American adults, or 4.9% of the 18 and older population, have not been vaccinated because they do not trust the government.

In Utah, an estimated 267,100 adults, or 11.7%, say they will likely refuse the vaccine. Of all adults in the state, 5.5% will refuse because they do not trust the COVID-19 vaccine specifically, 5.7% because they do not think COVID-19 is a big threat, and 6.0% because they distrust the government.

Perhaps due in part to pockets of resistance, Utah is struggling to vaccinate its population rapidly. So far, 63.4% of Utah’s population are fully vaccinated, compared to 65.2% of all Americans.

Meanwhile, the virus continues to spread. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 905,112 confirmed cases of the virus in the Utah, and a total of 4,223 residents have died as a result.

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