According to the report in March 2021, there are only 61% of people willing to get the vaccine shots in the United States. White House COVID-19 coordinator, Jeff Zients said that now the rate of vaccination is going to change depending upon the process which moves from the people who are eager and willing to take the vaccine shots to the other group.
The Rate Of The Vaccines Are Expected To Waver As The Average Demand And Rate Of Vaccination Daily Is Dropping
So the rate of coronavirus vaccine is going to change and will fluctuate as the vaccination process moves from the people who are eager and willing to take the shots to the other groups, added Jeff Zients (White House COVID-19 coordinator).
Zients said that as we move forward the rate of vaccines is going to fluctuate. He added that they have already given the vaccine dose to the people who were most at the risk of getting infected and the ones who were eager to take the vaccines as promptly as possible. Now the ones who are left are the ones that will take more and more effort, time, and focus to convince, he mentioned.
The United States peaked in vaccine administration on April 11 which was 3.2 million vaccine shots per day. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that there was a drop in average vaccination per day in the last seven days.
Almost half of the United States adults and 80% of elder people over 60 years old have been vaccinated. So that states that 1 out of 4 in the U.S. is vaccinated. This week the vaccine centers are open for everyone who is 16 years old or older than that.
The average of Covid-19 infections and deaths have dropped in the last seven days. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at the briefing that this drift is called “hopeful.”
President Joe Biden has attained his goal of 200 million vaccine shots given in office in his first 100 days, this week. He has also requested the workplaces to offer paid time off to their employees so they can get the vaccine shot and recover if they have any side effects. As it was a paid time off people were surely encouraged.
The experts at the Kaiser Family Foundation predicted that the United States will likely reach the tipping point in vaccine willingness in almost 2 to 4 weeks. The post was published this week.
The experts also wrote that once the United States will reach the tipping point of the vaccine willingness it will be tough and challenging to encourage people(who are in a denial state to take the vaccines) to get vaccines to reach the immunity level that the country wanted.
However, they added that the poll is showing that the adults’ enthusiasm in getting the vaccine shot is continuously increasing along with the adults who have taken a single or both the dose of vaccines. The poll taken in January showed that 67% of people are interested in getting the vaccine and the latest Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll shows that it has risen to 75%.
The dean of the public health school at Brown University, Ashish Jha posted a tweet that he does not believe that it will be possible to get the daily average of vaccine administration to 3 million vaccinations per day again. He added that the people who were enthusiastic to take the vaccines have already gotten their shots, now is the time to encourage, focus and put efforts to convince people who do not wish to get the vaccine shot and the ones who have less access to it.