Poll: Most unvaccinated Kentuckians willing to get COVID vaccine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A new poll shows more Kentuckians are less hesitant to get vaccinated, but there is still a sizable group unwilling to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows the number of people who said they definitely will not get a COVID-19 shot is now at 20%, down from 29% in March.

Of those polled, one in five people who are unvaccinated say they want more time to see the outcome of testing and research. About one in six want more evidence and information about COVID.

While the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says it is encouraged that one in five unvaccinated Kentuckians are still open to getting the COVID vaccine, there is concern about the 20% who say they will never be persuaded to get vaccinated.

“The bottom line is – if you can’t move people by showing them that they’re likely to die or that members of their family, people that they love are likely to die and you’re hearing it from people who have actually experienced that, if you can’t influence people through that, I really don’t know what you can do,” said Ben Chandler, President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Additionally, more than half say they think it is a good idea for sporting events and concerts to require people to show proof of vaccination. Even more think proof of vaccination should be shown to board a plane or ride a train or bus.

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