The vast majority of Americans support the government’s pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in response to reports of serious blood clots in a handful of recipients, according to a new survey.
Around 91 percent were aware that federal officials recently called for J&J shots to be stopped in order to investigate the cases. According to a poll by pollster Ipsos and news channel Axios, 88 percent said it was the right move.
The hiatus also doesn’t seem to have resulted in more people not getting the vaccine – around 30 percent of respondents said they are unlikely to get the vaccination, just like a month earlier.
Cliff Young, president of Ipsos US Public Affairs, said the results suggest Americans are “unfazed.”
But he noted that it was “super impressive” how many people were aware of the break.
“The way forward [out of the pandemic] It’s about the vaccine. So if there are stumbling blocks, people will pay attention – but it has had no effect so far, ”Young told the news agency.
A separate YouGov poll last week found that confidence in the J&J shot had dropped 15 percent after the break, although confidence in Moderna and Pfizer vaccines remained high.
The survey, conducted April 16-19, interviewed 1,033 adults in the United States.