JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official says he does not think political party affiliation has an impact on people’s willingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says he talks with equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans who are unsure about getting vaccinated.
He says factors that make a difference include socio-economic status and education.
Many factors that could impact whether a person has vaccine access — lack of transportation, a prohibitive work schedule or lack of childcare.