Nov. 24 (UPI) — One in 5 adults, aged 50 to 80, would like to get vaccinated for COVID-19 straight away, a brand new ballot finds.

One other 46% would additionally like to get the COVID-19 vaccine, however first wait till others obtain it, in accordance to the Nationwide Ballot On Wholesome Growing older from the College of Michigan revealed Tuesday.

Practically half had been additionally frightened in regards to the security of a vaccine that’s developed shortly.

Twenty % had been uncertain about getting the vaccination, and 14% didn’t need to get vaccinated.

“Efficient vaccines can be essential to getting this pandemic below management and stopping severe sickness and demise from COVID-19, particularly amongst folks over 50 and other people with underlying well being points,” the ballot’s director, Preeti Malani, stated in a press launch.

The survey of 1,556 randomly chosen folks, age 50-80, was carried out on-line from Oct. 9-27, with assist from AARP and Michigan Medication.

People age 65-80, males and Whites had been extra possible to say they needed to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as quickly as attainable in contrast to age 50-64, girls and Hispanics and Blacks, the ballot discovered.

Individuals who had underlying well being situations, greater family incomes or extra schooling had been additionally extra possible to say they would get vaccinated straight away, in accordance to the ballot.

Sixty-one % stated people who find themselves excessive threat needs to be given precedence in receiving the vaccine.

“Our findings level to a powerful want to talk successfully and transparently how nicely vaccines work, the safeguards constructed in to defend the security of recipients, and the general public well being significance of widespread vaccination beginning with precedence teams,” stated Malani, a specialist in geriatrics and infectious ailments at Michigan Medication.

For the reason that pandemic started, COVID-19 has contaminated greater than 12.four million folks in the US and killed greater than 257,000, in accordance to Johns Hopkins College COVID-19 tracker.

Researchers venture U.S. COVID-19 instances may attain 20 million earlier than the tip of January, a brand new mannequin reveals.

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