Poll: Those without health insurance less vaccinated

A new survey released June 14 finds much lower COVID-19 vaccination rates among those without health insurance, even though the vaccines are free.

The report by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University found that 55.6% of adults with health insurance had gotten at least one COVID-19 shot, compared to 30.6% of adults without health insurance.

Many respondents, according to the poll, “mistakenly believe that they have to pay for the vaccine,” meaning public officials need a far “more robust public health messaging.”

NJ Biz (subscription required), June 15, 2021