Why people in Kentucky aren’t getting vaccinated

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(WEHT)– Analysts found the main reason why people across the nation are not getting vaccinated is that they are concerned about side effects, according to Quote Wizard’s study. Nationwide 55% of people say concerns over side effects are why they are holding off on getting a COVID shot.

The number of people across the nation who say they don’t trust the vaccine has risen from 37% to 42% since early August when Quote Wizard’s initial vaccination hesitancy report was released. The number of people who say they don’t trust the government went from 28% to 34% within a couple of weeks.

In Kentucky, where 24% of the population is still unvaccinated, Quote Wizard found that:

  • 60% are worried about side effects
  • 47% are waiting to see if it’s safe
  • 41% don’t trust COVID-19 vaccines
  • 37% don’t trust the government
  • 29% don’t believe they need it
  • 18% don’t think COVID-19 is a big threat

Two weeks ago in Kentucky, 48% of the population was unvaccinated. The main reasons why people in Kentucky weren’t vaccinated are:

  • 58% are worried about side effects
  • 43% don’t trust COVID-19 vaccines
  • 41% are waiting to see if it’s safe
  • 39% don’t trust the government
  • 21% don’t believe they need it

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