6 in 10 Americans don’t know when or where to get the COVID-19 vaccine

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In the meantime, Americans hoping to get vaccinated against COVID-19 would like a dose of information. The latest Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey released Friday finds that the majority of American adults who remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus that has killed more than 400,000 Americans still don’t have enough information on how to get them. vaccinations in their homes. arms when available.

Nearly two-thirds (60%) of those surveyed between January 11 and 18 said they don’t have enough information about when people like them will be able to get the vaccine, and more than half (55%) said they need more details, too about where they can get one of the vaccines.

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And some groups reported being more in the dark than others. Six in 10 Black (62%) and Hispanic (63%) adults said they don’t have enough information about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to about half of white adults (51%) expressing the same frustration . A similar disparity is also seen between people who earn less than $ 40,000 a year and those who earn $ 90,000 or more, with six out of 10 low-income Americans also not knowing where they will be able to get vaccinated, compared to just under half. (49%) of those who earn more. The less well-off were also less certain about when they will be able to get vaccinated. Most Americans 65 and older, who are more vulnerable to worse COVID-19 disease and are at higher risk of hospitalization or death from the virus, are among the groups that states are putting at the front of the line for get vaccinated. However, most of them still said they don’t have enough information about when or where to get the vaccine. In fact, the disorganized deployment of the vaccine across the country has created confusion and seen far fewer Americans vaccinated over the past month or so than the government had initially announced. Many states and local counties have come across vaccine distribution plans on the fly, as there has been no centralized national guide on how to distribute and administer vaccines. As a result, volunteers like Florida journalist CD Davidson-Hiers have done their best to get local seniors to sign up for their vaccination appointments. It has received around 200 calls, emails and text messages from seniors and their families struggling to register for the vaccine, either because the local health department phone lines were overwhelmed or because these people did not have access to the Internet. no knowledge to make appointments. online. Read: ‘When Seniors Are Upset, You Fix It‘ – This Florida journalist has helped hundreds book COVID-19 vaccines The Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed Americans on the government‘s response to the virus just before that President Joe Biden took office this week, and over two-thirds (65%) said the federal government is doing a “good” or “bad” job in delivering vaccines to the states. Six out of 10 also said their state government is doing a “good” or “bad” job. And these perceptions are largely divided along partisan lines, with nearly half of Democrats (45%) saying the federal government is doing a “poor” job, while Republicans are more divided. Additionally, about half of those surveyed believe vaccine distribution will improve under Biden, and about one in three think things will stay the same. And here again, a majority of Democrats (83%) expect distribution efforts to improve under President Biden, while more than half of Republicans (57%) think it will remain the same. Related: A Smiling Fauci Says Briefing Biden Is ‘Liberating’ After An ‘Uncomfortable’ Year With Trump President Biden Has Made Addressing The COVID-19 Crisis His Top Priority Since Taking Office Wednesday, Presenting A Plan of 198 pages to address the COVID-19 crisis and the signing of a series of executive orders, including a national vaccination campaign with the ambitious goal of administering 100 million doses of vaccine in his first 100 days in office. Meanwhile, this article from MarketWatch retirement writer Alessandra Malito features quick information on COVID-19 vaccines for seniors, including where, when and how to get them. You can also follow MarketWatch’s daily coronavirus updates for the latest information on vaccines and public health guidelines.