Delta Variant is the reason for more people have decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that highly contagious Delta Variant, overburdened hospitals, and having a personal connection who became severely ill or who has died from COVID-19 virus infection were the biggest motivation for the recent increase in vaccination.
Among those who have been vaccinated since June 1, 39 percent stated that Delta Variant is the major reason, 38 percent mentioned hospitals are filling up and 36 percent stated that knowing some who became severely ill or died.
Moreover, 35 percent said they wanted to participate in activities that required vaccination such as attending events or traveling.
19 percent said that it was required by their employer which drove them to take the vaccination. Fifteen percent said they were motivated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The survey also said that 19 percent of recently vaccinated people said social pressure from friends and family was one of the major motives and 5 percent said it was the main reason for getting vaccinated.
The Kaiser Family Foundation poll was accompanied from Sept. 13-22 and includes more than 1,519 samples of adults. 72 percent of adults in the poll stated that they were at least moderately vaccinated.
The survey also said that those who are living in the highest number of COVID cases and deaths were more willing to say they had been vaccinated since June 1.
As to the latest data of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 77 percent of adults in the U.S. have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination.