February 10th – According to a poll released by Gallup on Wednesday morning (10th local time), most Americans are not satisfied with the immunization process in the country. Due to the shortage of vaccine supply, many people can no longer make an appointment for vaccination.
According to The Washington Post, Gallup polled 4,098 U.S. adults from January 25 to January 31, which showed that 66% of Americans were dissatisfied with the launch process of the country’s vaccine, and 21% of them felt “very dissatisfied”.
The effort has made many eligible for immunizations, including health care workers and the elderly, feel frustrated by long queues and shortages of vaccine supplies, according to the report, because some people are unable to make an appointment for vaccination.
Meanwhile, about 30% of the respondents still said they were unwilling to get the country’s approved coronavirus vaccine. One of the most likely reasons why people are reluctant to get vaccinated is that they are worried about the urgency of launching the vaccine.
22% of respondents said they wanted to wait for more people to be vaccinated to confirm the safety of the vaccine. But 28% of people mentioned other reasons, including theories such as overexaggeration of the harm of the virus or the infected person already has antibodies.
The American magazine Politicolo revealed on the 7th local time that although 30 million people in the United States have been vaccinated with the first doses, about 1.3 million doses a day, the means of transportation of vaccine are limited, and the government is worried that calling for universal vaccination will not meet the vaccination needs of everyone.
As a result, most of the $1 billion spent on vaccine promotion has been temporarily “frozen”. Health officials believe that propaganda is meaningless when few Americans can get vaccinated. The U.S. is not expected to make widely available vaccines to the public until spring.