18% of preschoolers' parents say yes to vaccine

FAUlty Gator

HR Legend
Oct 27, 2017

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed just 18% of US parents of children younger than 5 years old plan to vaccinate their kids once COVID vaccines for that age-group gain emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

Delays in approving the vaccine for this group has led to hesitancy, with 38% of parents saying they will wait and see before vaccinating their youngest kids. Twenty-seven percent said they will definitely not vaccinate, and 11% said they will vaccinate only if required to do so.

The poll also showed that roughly one third of Americans believe the country is on the brink of another wave of virus activity, while 50% say there is not a wave.

Overall, the vast majority Americans feel safe at work (88%) and confident about sending their child to school (84%) at this point in the pandemic. Still, racial disparities are evident: Black or Hispanic are less likely to feel their child is "very safe" in school than White parents (33% vs 52%).

The United States reported 61,743 new cases yesterday and 745 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracker. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 63,195, with 348 daily deaths, according to the Washington Posttracker.