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Concerns About Delta Transmission, Overburdened Hospitals & COVID-19 Deaths Drove Recent Rise in Vaccinations, Poll Says

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A new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) poll found that the highly transmissible Delta variant, overburdened hospitals, and knowing someone who has died or become seriously ill from Covid-19 drove recent increases in vaccination.

Among those vaccinated since June 1, 39% said they were motivated by transmission of the Delta variant, 38% by the growing burden of Covid-19 on hospitals, and 36% by knowing someone who became seriously ill or died.
Thirty-five percent said a major reason was to participate in activities where vaccinations are required, such as traveling.
Nineteen percent said it was because it ...