Feb 26, 2021 - News
Poll: COVID vaccine hesitancy strong in Colorado
Data: Magellan Strategies; Chart: Axios Visuals

A new statewide poll from Magellan Strategies finds that one-third of Coloradans say they won't get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why it matters: The opposition could threaten the state's efforts to reach herd immunity. Medical experts put the benchmark between 70% to 95%.

  • The reasons people cited included questioning the science showing that it's safe and the belief it's not necessary, the pollsters found.
  • Be smart: A partisan split and misinformation is evident in the data. "I would call it the politicalization of vaccinations and COVID," said pollster David Flaherty.

By the numbers: Still, about 60% of Colorado residents are very or somewhat concerned about contracting COVID.

Data: Magellan Strategies; Chart: Axios Visuals

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