Poll: COVID vaccine hesitancy strong in Colorado
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.
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