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Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, center, and East orange Mayor Ted Green watch as centenarians Sallie Kindred, age 104, her COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: Essex County.)

Poll: 83% of New Jerseyans plan to be vaccinated — or already have been

By David Wildstein, June 03 2021 12:42 pm

About five in six New Jerseyans intend to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with just 16% of the state saying they have to plans to receive a vaccine, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on Thursday.

An overwhelming number of New Jersey residents (66%) say their child will be vaccinated when their age group in eligible, with 27% saying they probably or definitely won’t vaccinate their children.

“The enduring nature of vaccine hesitancy for a small yet notable portion of the population in New Jersey resembles what we are seeing throughout the rest of the country,” said Ashley Koning, an assistant research professor and director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. “And while some of those unwilling may ultimately be convinced, others may not. Unfortunately, we know from current data that infection, hospitalization, and death rates are currently much higher for those who are unvaccinated compared to those who are immunized.”

The Rutgers-Eagleton poll was conducted between May 21-29 with a sample of 1,004 New Jersey adults and a margin of error of +/- 3.8%.

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