Many adolescents and young adults favor getting a COVID-19 vaccine, poll finds

At the University of Michigan, researchers conducted a new poll to establish if adolescents and young adults are willing to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

The findings were released in the Journal of Adolescent Medicine.

Researchers included more than 900 adolescents and young adults who took part in a text message-based national survey during the Fall of 2020.

In the survey, it was unveiled that the majority of respondents were willing to get vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 infection. As many as 76 percent of the young respondents expressed favorable views about receiving a vaccination.

“These data reassure us that most youth are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they feel the vaccine is safe and effective. But concerns about vaccine safety are still very much alive in this group,” researchers wrote in a report of the findings.

“Most youth in our national sample were willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when they believe it is safe and recommended. Public health experts and organizations must generate youth-centered materials that directly address their vaccination concerns.”

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