UPDATED 6:25 PM PT – Friday, December 11, 2020
As the FDA approves the first-ever COVID-19 vaccine for use in the U.S., some Americans feel wary of being dosed.
Following the advisory board’s endorsement of Pfizer and Bio-n-Tech’s vaccine on Thursday, facilities across the country are getting prepared for the next steps. However, everyday citizens are taking a more skeptical approach.
Some are worried the vaccine could be more dangerous than the virus itself, while others said only those who want it should have to take it.
Polls show 32 percent of women are not very interested in taking the vaccine, which is a higher margin than men refusing the treatment.
“I don’t know if I would be exactly in the front of the line, but I would like to get it soon, probably,” West Virginia high school teacher Angie Propst stated. “I know there may be risks, you know, because it’s just been developed, but then getting the virus is a risk too.”
A majority of those intimidated by the vaccine are mainly worried it will be nationally mandated and not left up to choice.