Concern Growing Over Republican Vaccine Hesitancy

Officials are increasingly concerned about a group of Americans who remain stubborn about getting the vaccine: Republicans, especially men.

While enthusiasm for the vaccine has grown over the past few months, the white Republican male appears to be a major holdout, according to an NPR/PBS/Marist Poll.

Nearly half of Republican men say they won’t get the vaccine when it becomes available to them — 49%.

  • 6% of Democrat men and 10% of all Biden supporters say they won’t get the vaccine.
  • 25% of Blacks, 28% of whites, and 37% of Latinos are saying they won’t get the vaccine.
  • 47% of 2020 Trump voters say they won’t get the vaccine that their leader quietly received.

It was also revealed that 25% of the U.S. House of Representatives has not been vaccinated, while Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wonders when the House will end proxy voting.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md) message is that “The House continues to conduct our business in accordance with public health guidelines and in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician.” 

The Office of the Attending Physican is continuing to urge members to wear masks and continue distancing, and encouraged members who had previously contracted COVID-19 to complete the vaccination course as early as possible.

From Axios.