About 1 in 6 U.S. Couples Disagrees on COVID Vaccination

MONDAY, March 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that vaccine policy appears to be leading to some incompatible partners.

He found that about one in six couples in the US has one partner vaccinated against COVID-19 and the other is not, for several reasons.

“The numbers in this study may be small, but from a public health perspective — if that’s about 16% of the US population, that’s a huge number,” said study author Karen Schmaling, a psychologist at the University of Washington.=

And people on both sides of vaccine separation rated safety as the No. 1 reason they or their partners would not take shots.

Reasons from unvaccinated respondents included “I’m not afraid of COVID” and “I have natural immunity.”

Schmaling noted that partners have a great influence on each other’s health.

More information

More information about COVID-19 vaccines can be found at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCE: Washington State University press release, March 10, 2022

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