Americans' Confidence in Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Plummets


Barely one-fifth of Americans who have yet to be vaccinated said they would receive Johnson & Johnson’s shot following its temporary pause by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to extremely rare blood clots, a new poll finds.

Just 22 percent of Americans said that they would be willing to receive the one-dose vaccine, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Monday.

Conversely, nearly 75 percent said that they would be unwilling to receive it.

Confidence in the vaccine was underwater among both vaccinated and unvaccinated adults as well, with just 46 percent saying that it was either very or somewhat safe.

The decrease in confidence, however, seemed to only apply to Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

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Over 70 percent of adults said that they believed vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna — the first two shots to be approved in the United States that the vast majority of vaccinated Americans have received — were either very or somewhat safe, the poll showed.

The CDC paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s rollout after reports of severe blood clots appeared in a handful of women across the United States.

Fewer than 20 cases were reported among the approximately 7 million doses administered.

The CDC lifted the pause Friday, and its administration resumed as soon as Saturday morning in some areas.

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The vaccine is now accompanied by a warning label that notes the extremely slim possibility of developing a serious blood clot after receiving it.

The poll was conducted among 1,007 American adults before the CDC lifted the pause.

It has a margin of error of 3.5 points.

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