Lindsay M. Monte at the Census Bureau:
In The Politics of Autism, I analyze the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism. This bogus idea can hurt people by allowing diseases to spread. And among those diseases could be COVID-19.
Antivaxxers are sometimes violent, often abusive, and always wrong.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s newest phase of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS), those who were unvaccinated against COVID in early December 2021, reported a variety of reasons why.
"Vaccinated" here refers to adults who have received at least one dose of any COVID vaccine, and "unvaccinated" refers to adults who have not received any.
Unvaccinated adults who responded to the survey could select more than one reason:
- About half reported that they were concerned about possible side effects of the vaccine.
- About 42% reported that they “don’t trust the COVID-19 vaccine.”
- Less than 10% reported that they hadn’t gotten the vaccine because their doctor had not recommended it.
- About 2% reported not getting the vaccine because of difficulty obtaining it.