Counties that voted for Trump have lower vaccination rates, analysis finds

According to analysis, political ideology is a primary factor in rates of inoculation. Data suggests counties that voted for former President Trump have lower vaccination rates.

The report was created by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) using vaccination data from the CDC and public election records. KFF wrote, “While the share of the total population that is fully vaccinated has increased for both county groups, it has increased faster in counties that voted for Biden, resulting in a widening gap.”

Researchers suggest undervaccinated communities are a threat to the entire country. The study was posted by Georgetown University and includes 30 highly-populated ‘clusters’ with low vaccination rates. Researchers suggest the areas will become hot spots for COVID-19 cases and more susceptible to new variants. KFF notes, “A key component of any effort to boost vaccination rates among Republicans will be identifying the right messengers.”

They go on to suggest these communities are “most likely to trust their doctors and employers to provide reliable information on COVID-19 vaccines, while government sources are less trusted.” The Biden administration announced their latest campaign to vaccinate more Americans, described as “targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need about both how safe and accessible the vaccine is.” 



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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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