Just over half of parents – 52% – said they are likely to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19 when a vaccine becomes available for their age group, according to results of a new Axios-Ipsos poll, released Tuesday.
Republicans are most resistant to having their child be vaccinated, according to the poll, which was conducted April 2 through April 5, and was made up of a nationally representative sample of 979 general population Americans age 18 and older.
This comes as nearly half – 47% – of respondents reported having gotten at least one vaccine dose, with 64% of respondents saying they were fully vaccinated and 36% saying they were partially vaccinated.
Nine in ten respondents reported knowing someone who had gotten the vaccine, and 47% knew someone who had trouble getting an appointment – a number that is essentially unchanged since March.
Twenty-four percent of respondents said they were somewhat or very likely to get the vaccine when it becomes available to them.
The number of Americans saying that they are not at all likely to get the vaccine – 19% – has barely moved since the beginning of 2021.
The groups that are most resistant to the vaccine are Republicans (31%) and those with a high school education or less (28%).