(December 15 – 23)
The first vaccinations against COVID-19 in America are being administered to health care workers. Eventually, the generally public will be included.
In a recent Gallup poll, 63% of respondents said they would get the vaccine. Other polls show just over half of American adults will get vaccinated. In order for vaccines to work, experts estimate 70% of the population must be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.
To reach herd immunity, some economists have proposed paying Americans $1000 to get the shots. The economists believe not only would the country reach the immunity threshold, but Americans will spend that money and help revive the economy.
POLL QUESTION: Do you support the idea of paying Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes – 6%
No – 92%
Not Sure – 2%