A majority of Americans believe that there should be a priority system in place when it comes to determining who gets a coronavirus vaccine first, according to a new poll.
According to a Harris poll shared with Axios on Monday, Americans say people who are high-risk and fighting the virus on the front lines should have first dibs on becoming vaccinated.
Poll results show:
69% of Americans say they support a priority system for distributing a vaccine.
73% of Americans say healthcare workers should have priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine.
71% of Americans say seniors should have first grabs on a coronavirus vaccine.
68% of Americans say people who are immunocompromised should have access to a coronavirus vaccine first.
60% of Americans say that essential workers should have early access to a COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the poll results, 66% of Americans say if the U.S. develops a successful vaccine, it should only be sent to other countries once all U.S. orders have been filled.
Experts say there won’t be enough vaccines to go around when it first becomes available, Axios reports. According to poll results, Americans agree that people who are at most risk of catching the virus should be the ones to receive a vaccine first.
Support for a priority system was consistently high among men and women, Republicans and Democrats and all income levels, according to poll results.
The Harris survey polled 1,967 Americans between Aug. 14-16.
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