Survey: 43% of US parents say they won’t get young children vaccinated for COVID-19
(CNN) - More parents are choosing not to have their young children vaccinated for COVID-19.
Tuesday, a Kaiser Family Foundation study revealed that 43% of U.S. parents of children younger than 5 say they will not get their child vaccinated.
That’s the highest percentage in the year the survey has been asking the question.
Researchers also found only 17% of parents of children between 6 months and 5 years old said their child has been vaccinated or will be as soon as possible.
Parents’ responses correlated with partisanship.
According to the survey, 21% of Democrat-leaning parents said they wouldn’t vaccinate their young child, compared with 64% of Republican-leaning parents.
The Food and Drug Administration authorized COVID-19 vaccinations in children as young as 6 months in mid-June.
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