New poll shows majority of parents likely to get their kids vaccinated

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The race to vaccinate continues as health officials warn of a fourth COVID-19 surge looming.

Nearly 170 million vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S., with more than 32% of Americans receiving one dose and more than 19% being fully vaccinated.

Now the focus is turning to younger people.

According to a new poll, a little more than half of the parents said they will likely get their children the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Axios-Ipsos poll, made up of nearly 1,000 parents, was conducted April 2-5.

The poll showed that 52% of mothers and fathers said they will get their children vaccinated — whenever their age group is eligible.

Almost half of the parents surveyed also said they had got at least one vaccine dose.

And 24% said they were very likely to get the vaccine when it’s available in their state.

Among those surveyed, Republicans were the most resistant to having their children receive a COVID-19 vaccination.