Poll: Many New Jerseyans Will Decline Covid-19 Vaccination

A new poll conducted by Rutgers-Eagleton finds that a significant amount of New Jersey residents say they won’t get a coronavirus vaccine, despite new positive cases surging in the state.

Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna both announced this week that their vaccines are more than 90% effective, according to preliminary data from late-stage trials. But that hasn’t inspired confidence in a vaccine for many.

According to the poll, between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say this will probably or definitely not get vaccinated. 82% of poll respondents who said they wouldn’t take the vaccine cited needing more information on how the vaccine works as a reason why they won’t get vaccinated, 80% cited concerns about side effects, and 25% said they don’t believe they need it.

“With the recent positive news from Pfizer and Moderna, it is likely that public opinion on immunization will continue to shift and evolve,” said the director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Ashley Konig. “But right now, a large portion of New Jerseyans are still wary, which makes any future messaging encouraging vaccination that much more important.”

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9 COMMENTS

  1. MAKES IT EASIER FOR ME TO GET ONE!!! WHICH I PROUDLY WILL STICK IT IN!!!!

    LET THE ABTI VAXXER’S FLARE UP AGAIN!!!!!
    THAT WILL BE ENTERTAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I too will eagerly and proudly roll up my sleeve.

    But this survey is NOT good news. The vaccination effort will only have its complete intended effect if most of the population vaccinates.

    Why?

    Because no vaccine is 100% effective on 100% of the population. That means that some people will get the shot and it will not work for them. This is true for all vaccines (I think).

    This is where herd immunity comes into play. If 95% of the population is immune then the other 5% from whom the shot did not work will be protected because the virus has too few victims to prey on and spread to, so it dies off.

    If 1/2 of NJ decides not to inoculate then we are left with 50% of the population who have no defense against it because there is no herd immunity.

    The good news is that if you are part of the population that does vaccinate then, given that the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are over 90% effective, you’ll most likely be safe.

    Politicians who go around saying that they won’t trust a vaccine that is promoted by the Trump administration are perpetrating a grave evil on society. Trump has nothing to do with the vaccine’s safety or efficacy. The data on these vaccines is of public record for all medical professionals to read and assess.

    • It is utterly uneducated to call people anti-vaxxers to be against this Fakeccine. The sworn pro-vaxxer Paul Offit-the highly respected infectious disease expert from CHOP who invented the rotavirus vaccine, and who Dr Shanik brought down last year for vaccine education, is very wary of this never before approved mRNA technology and subsequent Fakeccine. Go look it up in Medscape.

  3. Wow, im actually quite shocked how people are saying they will willingly take this vaccine. I am pro vaccinating but I don’t think someone needs half a brain to realize how unsafe it is to inject something into your body that was created in a rush, panic and with no idea of long term affects of which there could be many ch”v.

  4. I agree with sam. You can have mine if you want but I hope you don’t take me up on it. This is a new type of vaccine. and people should research it well (not on google that blocks real information). This is not reversible and they have no accountability if anything happens CV. (BTW I am pro-vaxx in general — all up to date)

  5. I agree with sam. You can have mine if you want but I hope you don’t take me up on it. This is a new type of vaccine. and people should research it well (not on google that blocks real information). Taking the vaccine is not reversible and they have no accountability if anything happens CV. (BTW I am pro-vaxx in general — all up to date)

    There are a lot of effective treatments at this point and there’s no need to panic and stay inside isolated all day. Call Somech hotline if you want prevention or treatment information and take VITAMIN D! This virus is NOT dangerous for people with strong, healthy immune systems. The virus causes a strong immune response and people with compromised immune systems end up with many problems from this inflammatory immune response.

  6. THere is a hotline in Monsey that has enormous experience with preventing and treating COVID successfully. I recommend anyone who is high risk to speak to them as they are far more experienced than many doctors with what works for COVID. Its called SAVE A LIFE and you could get the number from Echo. People who take preventative vitamins and treat the COVID at the sign of any symptoms have far better outcomes and less or no long term affects.

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