Nearly 3 in 10 parents of 5-11 year-olds (27%) are eager to get a vaccine for their younger child while a third say they will wait to see how the vaccine is working.
3 in 10 parents say they will definitely not get the vaccine for their 5-11 year-old (30%).
Parents are now 5-11 percentage points more likely to say they will “definitely not” get their children vaccinated.
53% of parents are worried their child may be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 even if they don’t want them to.
To respond to the concerns, many states, counties and school districts have begun incentivizing parents to vaccinate their children, utilizing many approaches. Here’s a quick scan headlines that give a sense of the resources and responses to the vaccine rollout across the US:
“Children who get their shots at schools or at other city clinics across the five boroughs will be eligible for the $100 incentive that the city has offered since late-July to new vaccine recipients getting their shots at city-run sites.”