Survey: 3 In 10 People In Sonoran Capital Would Decline COVID-19 Vaccine

By Kendal Blust
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 5:38pm

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Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos? found that 3 of every 10 people surveyed about COVID-19 in the Sonoran capital would not get the coronavirus vaccine if it were available today.

It’s unclear how long it will take for vaccines to become available to the public in Sonora. But if they could get it today, three in 10 Hermosillo residents surveyed by the citizens group Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos? said they would turn down a vaccination.

"This is indicative of the relevance of taking action that bring awareness to people, about testing, and taking care of themselves, and ultimately about getting vaccinated," said the group's director Ernesto Urbina Miranda, adding that while those surveyed seemed to recognize the risks coronavirus poses, many self-reported taking preventative measures as seriously as they did in the summer, Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos? carried out a similar survey.

Among the more than 1,600 respondents, nearly 75% felt it was likely they or their loved ones would catch the virus, and 80% thought there would be serious repercussions if they did. But only 35% said they were closely following the state’s stay at home orders. That's down from 60% in July.

And of survey respondents who had experienced coronavirus symptoms, only about half said they had been tested for the virus.

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