AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

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COVID-19 vaccine (Photo: USAF / Kasey Zickmund)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWAY) — A new poll shows that most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots.

Most of them also doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do.

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Those findings underscore the challenges facing public health officials as soaring infections in some states again threaten to overwhelm hospitals.

The poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 35% of adults who have not yet received a vaccine say they probably will not, and 45% say they definitely will not.

Just 3% of unvaccinated Americans say they definitely will get the shots, though another 16% say they probably will.