More than one-fifth of Gen Z Coronavirus A new study was discovered when the vaccine became available.
Implementation STAT-Harris Paul, It showed that 23 percent of 18 to 24 years old would not receive COVID-19 shots.
This is a much higher percentage than millennials, Generation X, or baby boomers who reported not being vaccinated against the virus.
Young people report that part of the reason is that federal or state websites do not have public health messages tailored to them.
And when it comes to Instagram and TikTok information, few college student accounts specialize in education.
In a new poll, 23% of Gen Z respondents said they had no plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and 35% said they would wait.
Fear of side effects appeared to be the main concern, with 59% of 18-24 year olds saying they were very or somewhat worried about side effects. Photo: 21-year-old Leanne Montenegro covers her eyes when she receives a Pfizer COVID-19 in Miami, Florida, on April 5.
Opinion polls surveyed 1,948 cases between March 19 and March 21, and investigated the 56th wave of a series of surveys on this subject.
Respondents were divided into four groups: Generation Z (18-24 years), Millennials (25-40 years), Generation X (41-56 years), and Baby Boom generation (57+).
They were asked some questions about the vaccine. “Which of the following best describes your thinking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available?”
Baby boomers are most likely to say that 55% have been vaccinated.
18% of Millennials and Generation X are already doing so, compared to just 11% of Generation Z.
However, the low numbers may be due to the fact that few states were open to young adults at the time.
Only 15% of young people said they would get it first, compared to nearly 30% of Generation X respondents.
A total of 35% of Gen Z said they would wait for vaccination, and 23% said they did not plan to get vaccinated.
By comparison, only 17% of millennials and Generation X each plan not to be vaccinated, and only 10% of baby boomers reported the same.
Fear of side effects seems to be the main concern, with 59% of 18-24 year olds saying they are very or somewhat worried about side effects.
Despite the widespread condemnation of this myth, some young people are worried that vaccines may affect fertility, as explained in this post by the Covid Campus Coalition.
Both Gen Z and public health experts lament that there isn’t much vaccine information on social media platforms for young adults, like this post from Johns Hopkins.
19-year-old Catriona Fee told STAT News that she would not be vaccinated because she was worried that she might not be able to have children in the future.
“Gen Z … they have to consider, will this affect my choices in the future?” Price said.
“For vaccines,” does this affect my ability to have children? “
The fee states that she will receive the vaccine if more information is released indicating that there is no long-term effect on fertility.
In addition, few accounts are pushing the message of the importance of vaccination to young people.
“There are no consumables for our demographics,” vaccinated 22-year-old Gabriel Kalish told STAT News.
“Not all messages online … are aimed at our age group. If you’re a healthy 19 year old, it doesn’t explain why you need to get this vaccine.”
The lack of information is why 19-year-old Jordan Tralins, who attends Cornell University, started the Covid Campus Coalition.
Your Instagram account has colorful infographics that answer frequently asked questions about vaccines and Debank myths.
“I’ve never seen a campaign targeting people of my age … and that was an idea,” she told STAT News.
“I definitely don’t think the information was on my face. It wasn’t anywhere in my Instagram feed. Everything I saw on Facebook and TikTok was false information.