Survey: Nearly half of NYC residents will refuse COVID-19 vaccine

Survey: Nearly half of NYC residents will refuse COVID-19 vaccine
New York City's Times Square is currently a ghost town.

[Ed. – Herd immunity can’t be achieved unless a minimum of 70% participate.]

About half of New York City residents aren’t sold yet on getting the COVID-19 vaccine — complicating efforts to finally tame the killer bug, according to a survey disclosed Friday.

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. David Chokshi revealed details of the online poll during a City Council hearing on vaccine distribution — and acknowledged persuading Big Apple residents to get the COVID-19 shots poses a big challenge.

The unpublished Health Department survey, conducted from Oct. 3 through Oct. 14, found that only slightly more than half — 52.6 percent of city respondents — would get the vaccine.

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Twenty percent of Gotham residents said they would not take the vaccine and 27 percent were not sure.

More White New Yorkers said they would get vaccinated compared to black, Hispanic and Asian New Yorkers, the survey found.

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