Fast Stats - March 2021

Feb. 23, 2021

To examine perceptions toward COVID-19 vaccine and intentions to be vaccinated, in September and December 2020, the CDC conducted household panel surveys among a representative sample of U.S. adults.1 Among the survey findings:

59.3 million

doses of vaccines to prevent COVID-19 had been distributed in the United States, and 31.6 million persons had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of Feb. 8, 2021.


to 49.1% was the increase overall for vaccination intent (defined as being absolutely certain or very likely to be vaccinated); the largest increase occurred among adults aged 65 years or older.


to 68.0% was the increase overall for intent (defined as being absolutely certain, very likely, or somewhat likely to be vaccinated).


to 32.1% was the decrease for vaccination nonintent (defined as not intending to receive a vaccination) among all adults and among most sociodemographic groups.


to 66.2% was the increase in intent among adults aged 65 years or older, 37.1% to 45.9% among essential workers, and 36.5% to 41.8% among adults aged 18 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions.


1. Nguyen KH, Srivastav A, Razzaghi H, et al. COVID-19 Vaccination Intent, Perceptions, and Reasons for Not Vaccinating Among Groups Prioritized for Early Vaccination — United States, September and December 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 9 February 2021.