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COVID vaccine rollout underway, but not everyone plans to sign up

Dec 14, 2020, 4:10 PM

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Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah and the other states will start distributing COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they receive shipments of doses, but not everyone appears willing to line up to get a shot. 

ABC News planned to broadcast a special report from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday detailing the COVID vaccine rollout. You can listen live to that program here

COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins amid uncertainty

According to an AP-NORC poll, just shy of half of all American adults indicated they plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine during the rollout. 

Of the 53% of American adults who did not say they planned to get the vaccine, about 26% said they would not get it, and about 27% indicated they are not sure whether they will do so. 

The survey conducted in early December, before the FDA approved the vaccine from Pfizer for emergency use authorization, had a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points. 

A different AP-NORC poll found Democrats were more likely to support restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 than Republicans. 

And a third survey from the same group found about three-quarters of Americans worry they or a loved one will get sick. 

All of the surveys were completed before the FDA approved the COVID-19 vaccine currently on its way to all 50 states under a federal rollout plan. 


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
  • Obtain a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

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