New LSU survey finds one third Louisianans refuse to get vaccinated

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — A new survey from Louisiana State University shows that one-third of the state’s residents refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The results are from the 2021 Louisiana Survey, which recently released its second of five reports tracking opinions on Louisiana government and issues related to the pandemic.

In its recent findings, by early March, 32% of Louisiana residents said they had not yet received the vaccine and did not intend to do so even when they are eligible.

Another 17% said they had already received a vaccination against COVID-19, and still another 41% said they intend to receive the vaccine when it is available to them, according to the survey.

The survey also show how many Louisiana residents have been affected personally by the pandemic.

Findings found one in eight people in Louisiana tested positive for COVID-19. The survey also found that 79% of adults in the state say they personally know someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Nearly half, 48%, say they personally know someone who has died from the disease.

TheLouisiana Surveypolled 781 adult residents.

As of Monday, anyone in Louisiana is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 445,469 cases have been confirmed in Louisiana, and 10,161 people have died.

Read the full survey click here.

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