Several states report spikes in COVID-19 cases | CIDRAP

Young adults remain vaccine-hesitant New poll research from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) shows that one in four unvaccinated people aged 18 to 25 said that they “probably will not” or “definitely will not” get the COVID-19 vaccination. The results, from the March 2021 Household Pulse Survey, included 5,082 respondents. Eighty-three percent reported that they had not been vaccinated, 10% said they definitely will not get the vaccine, and 14% said they probably will not. The results are published in the Journal of Adolescent Health today. Young adults have been one of the hardest groups to vaccinate in the United States, despite many outreach attempts by the Biden administration. Without this group, herd immunity will likely evade the country. Though young adults and adolescents rarely die or get seriously ill from COVID-19, they account for roughly 20% of all new cases. And growing evidence suggests this age group can get “long-COVID,” or persistent symptoms that follow an initial mild infection. “Young adults who have had COVID, regardless of symptoms, may be vulnerable to long-term complications and debilitating symptoms that may include respiratory diffic

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