According to a Gallup poll, three in four Americans who have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine say it is unlikely they ever will.
"very likely" and 19 percent saying they are "somewhat likely" to ever get the jab.
"Data suggest the ceiling on vaccination could be about 80 percent of U.S. adults. That would include the 76 percent who are already vaccinated or plan to be plus the 5 percent who do not plan to get vaccinated but say they are at least somewhat likely to change their mind," according to Gallup.
Last week, the Biden administration announced plans to improve outreach efforts in order to reach it's goal of having 70 percent of the population at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July weekend. With 64 percent already having received at least one dose that goal seems within reach. The administration's efforts include outreach to citizens, offers of free childcare, and incentives such as free air travel and free sports tickets.
Gallup's earlier surveys in March and April found no dominant reason among vaccine-reluctant individuals for their intention not to get vaccinated. 23 percent wanted confirmation the vaccine was safe, while 20 percent wanted assurance they would not get seriously ill from the virus, 16 percent showed concerns for the quick timelines in which the vaccine was manufacture, and 16 percent has mistrust in vaccines in general. Ten percent said they already have immunity because they have had COVID-19, while 10 percent cite allergies or concern about allergies as the reason they do not plan to get vaccinated.
However, rising numbers of adults getting the jab and its evident efficacy, vaccine-hesitant people might change their minds in the coming months.