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Poll finds more than 2 in 3 parents say they’ve already vaccinated their kids or will soon

The number of parents saying they are likely to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 hit a record high amid surging cases and death numbers, a poll released Tuesday shows.

Nearly 70% of parents say they are either “very” or “somewhat” likely to vaccinate their kids against the virus as soon as possible or that their kids have already received at least one dose, according to the Axios-Ipsos survey. Just 31% said they were “not very or not at all likely,” down from 44% two weeks ago.

“Schools, organizations, companies, governments implementing mandates are forcing people to deal with them,” Cliff Young, the president of Ipsos U.S. Public Affairs, said in an accompanying release. “That’s what going on.” The survey showed overall vaccine hesitancy dropping to a pandemic low, as well.

Just 20% of Americans said they were unlikely to get the vaccine, or would not get it at all, down three points from two weeks ago and 14 points from March. The low comes as 19% of people say their employer has issued a vaccine mandate, up three points from two weeks ago. The survey was conducted from Aug. 27-30 among 1,701 respondents, and has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: KTLA.COM

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