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People Can Change Their Minds About Vaccines

A health care worker prepares to give a vaccination shot.
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Vaccination behavior and attitudes among adults changed in the early months of this year, with more people reporting they intended to get vaccinated, according to a recent study by Kimberly Nguyen, an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and collaborators.

The paper, published in Annals of Medicine, looked at data from January 6 to March 29 of 2021. While one of the most encouraging findings was that the percentage of Americans who had received at least one vaccine dose or definitely intended to get the jab increased from 54.7% to 72.3%, Nguyen still worries about the number of people who are still hesitant to get vaccinated.

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