Americans are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of information surrounding the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across the country. Federal guidance on how to determine and schedule eligibility for the vaccine has been scarce, leaving much of the heavy lifting to states in determining the logistics of vaccination. As people wait to find out when it’s their turn, many are viewing the rollout as disorganized, too slow and worse than in most developed countries.
In a recent survey from Morning Consult, 60 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said the COVID-19 vaccine rollout was either somewhat or very frustrating, with another 52 percent saying it felt disorganized and 51 percent saying it was too slow. Many said it felt worse than in other countries, while only 39 percent said it felt effective and 36 percent saying it felt strategic thus far.
Still, a majority of the public feels optimistic about the prospect of soon receiving a highly effective COVID-19 vaccine. 56 percent said they were optimistic to soon receive the vaccine, while another 54 percent were relieved that help was on the way.
Half of all respondents, however, said they were still skeptical of the vaccine shot. Another 47 percent and 41 percent said they were still anxious and afraid of getting the vaccine shot, respectively.