Forty-one percent of Americans said in January that they would get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they could (and an additional 6 percent had been vaccinated), an increase from the 34 percent who said so in December. Thirteen percent said they would definitely not get the vaccine — a 2-point drop from December. “Already vaccinated” was not asked in December; numbers are rounded and do not add up to 100.

Source: Liz Hamel et al., “KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: January 2021,” Figure 1, Kaiser Family Foundation, Jan. 22, 2021,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Vaccine Plan Time Period of Polling Percentage
Get as soon as possible December 2020 34%
Wait and see how it's working December 2020 39%
Get only if required December 2020 9%
Definitely not getting December 2020 15%
Don't know/Refused to answer December 2020 2%
Already vaccinated January 2021 6%
Get as soon as possible January 2021 41%
Wait and see how it's working January 2021 31%
Get only if required January 2021 7%
Definitely not getting January 2021 13%
Don't know/Refused to answer January 2021 1%

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