KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor Dashboard

Target Population Groups
  • Majorities Of Black, Hispanic Adults Say They Don’t Have Enough Information About Vaccine Side Effects Or Effectiveness

    Information needs about COVID-19 vaccine side effects and effectiveness are higher among Black adults and Hispanic adults. Among Black and Hispanic adults who have not been vaccinated, about two-thirds say they don’t have enough information about the side effects of the vaccine and about six in ten say the same about the vaccine’s effectiveness.

  • Many Essential Workers, Including Some Health Care Workers, Remain Hesitant Or Reluctant To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    Twelve percent of all essential workers, including 32% of health care workers and 5% of non-health essential workers, say they have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Still, substantial hesitation remains even among these priority groups. Three in ten non-health essential workers and health care workers say they want to wait and see how the vaccine is working for other people before getting it themselves.

  • Fewer Rural Residents Are Worried About Getting Sick, More Say Severity Is Exaggerated, Vaccine Is Personal Choice

    While rural residents are just as likely as those living in urban and suburban communities to know someone who has tested positive or died from coronavirus, larger shares of rural residents say they are not worried they or someone in their family will get sick from the coronavirus, compared to urban residents and suburban residents.

  • Nearly Seven In Ten Older Hispanic Adults Are Confident The Development Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Considers People Like Them

    With Hispanic adults being among the groups most impacted by the pandemic, the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds young Hispanic adults are less confident that the development of COVID-19 vaccines are taking into account the needs of Hispanic populations.

Hesitancy
  • Compared To December, Larger Share Now Want COVID-19 Vaccine “As Soon As Possible,” Fewer Want To “Wait And See”

    As millions of Americans get their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor reports that a growing share of the public is open to getting vaccinated, but many of the same groups that were hesitant in December remain hesitant now. Four in ten (41%) now say that when an FDA-approved vaccine for COVID-19 is available to them for free, they will get the vaccine “as soon they can,” up from 34% in December. An additional 6% say they have already received at least one dose of the vaccine, bringing the total in this “as soon as possible” group to nearly half the public (47%).

  • More Than Four In Ten Young Adults, Black Adults Say They Want To "Wait And See" Before Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

    Young adults ages 18-29 (43%), Black adults (43%), Hispanic adults (37%), and those living in urban areas (37%) are the most likely to say they want to “wait and see” how the COVID-19 vaccine is working for other people before getting vaccinated themselves. One-third of Republicans and independents also self-identify in this group. These populations are going to be key groups to reach in order to have successful vaccine uptake across the U.S. population.

Distribution
  • Majorities Across Partisans Are Confident COVID-19 Vaccines Are Being Distributed Fairly In The U.S.

    The January KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds majorities across partisanship are confident that currently the vaccines being distributed in the U.S. are being done fairly.

  • Majorities Say They Don't Have Enough Information About When And Where To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

    Most U.S. adults who have not yet gotten vaccinated (94% of all adults) say they do not have enough information about when and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine once they are eligible. This includes six in ten Black and Hispanic adults who say they don’t have enough information about where to get the vaccine.

Messengers
  • At Least One in Five Got Information About The Vaccine From Facebook, Including More Than A Third Of Those Most Vaccine Reluctant

    Facebook is a key social media source of information with at least one in five adults across levels of vaccine enthusiasm and hesitancy saying they got information about the vaccine from Facebook, including more than a third of those who say they definitely will not get the vaccine.

  • Television News Key Source Of Vaccine Information, Four In Ten Of Those Most Hesitant Cite Social Media As An Information Source

    Adults with differing levels of enthusiasm towards getting the COVID-19 vaccine report different media sources of information. Among those who say they want to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can, about half say they have gotten at least a fair amount of information about the vaccine from cable news (51%) and network television news (48%) in the past two weeks compared to about a third of adults who say they definitely will not get the vaccine (37% and 32% respectively) or who want to “wait and see” (37% and 36% respectively).

messages

In Their Own Words: What Are The Reasons Not To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • Most Convincing Messages To Get Vaccinated Emphasize Effectiveness, Protection From Illness, And Return To Normal Life

    The latest COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor tested different messages and information that might make people more likely to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and found that the messages the public finds the most convincing emphasize the vaccine’s effectiveness, protection from illness, and the ability to return to normal life.

  • Some Say Hearing About Rare Allergic Reactions And Short-Term Side Effects Would Make Them Less Likely To Get Vaccinated

    The Vaccine Monitor finds some messaging or information may make the public less eager to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Overall, 39% of those who have not yet been vaccinated say that hearing that “a small number of people have experienced a serious allergic reaction” to the vaccine would make them less likely to get vaccinated, and 33% say the same after hearing that some-people experience “short-term side effects like pain or fever.”

  • One-Third Of The Unvaccinated Believe Or Are Unsure About Some Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

    The Vaccine Monitor also reports that some of those who have not yet been vaccinated have heard misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines and either believe it to be true or are unsure whether it is true or false. Overall, 34% of those who have not been vaccinated say they either believe or unsure if the COVID-19 vaccine contains live virus, the vaccine may cause infertility, or that you have to pay in order to get vaccinated.

  • Those In “Wait And See” And “Definitely Not” Groups Are More Likely To Believe Or Be Unsure About COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

    The share who believe or are unsure about at least one of these vaccine “myths” (that the vaccine contains the live coronavirus, that it causes infertility, or that an out-of-pocket cost is required to get vaccinated) is higher among those who want to “wait and see” how the vaccine works for other people (41%) and those who say they will “definitely not” get vaccinated (53%).

experiences
  • Americans Experiences With COVID-19 Vaccine By Income Levels

  • Americans Experiences With COVID-19 Vaccine By Race and Ethnicity

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.