Poll says most people would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Seventy-one percent of Americans would get a coronavirus vaccine if it were free and widely available.

Almost three-quarters of people would get a vaccine for COVID-19 if one were available and free to them, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday.

That’s a positive change from previous polls, but suggests there is still work to be done to convince people to take precautions against a virus that has killed more than 376,000 worldwide.

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Half of people who said they would not get the vaccine said their reasoning was due to a general distrust of vaccines. Another 23% said they didn’t think they needed a vaccine to protect against the virus.

A vaccine is still a long way off although researchers in several countries are working on developing one.

You can read the full results of the poll here.

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