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Rural Residents Hesitant to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds rural residents are one of the groups most hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and that their views about the pandemic poses significant challenges for the national vaccine effort. More than a third of rural residents say they would pass on a vaccine. Half say the threat of COVID-19 has been “generally exaggerated” in the news while 39% say they are not worried that they or their families will get sick from COVID-19.

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