New UMass Amherst/WCVB poll on children being vaccinated against COVID-19 – WCVB Boston

New UMass Amherst/WCVB poll on children being vaccinated against COVID-19

Updated: 8:20 PM EST Nov 22, 2021

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ALREADY GOTTEN THE SHOFOT R THE KIDS OR PLAN T REPORTER: 'S AIT TOUGH DECISIONER MANY FAMILIES. >> IT'S VERY HD.AR UYO NEVER KNOW. REPORTER: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT GETTING IT FOR YROU GRANDSON? NEW UMASS POLL SWSHO 54% OF PARENT HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN THE SHOTS FOR THEIR KIDS OR PLAN TO. CHILDREN VACCINATED. 15% DID NOT ANSWER, FOR REASONS SUCH AS THEIR CHILDREN AS STILL TOO YOUNG. BUT UMASS AMHERST POLITALIC SCIENCE PROFESSOR JESSE RHODES SAYS MANY PARENTS WANT TO GO EVEN FURTH.ER >> A STRGON MAJORITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PARENTS WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE O AF VACCINE MANDATE FOR CHILDREN IN12 SCHOOLS. REPORTER: ACCORDING TO THE POLL 59% OF PARENTS STRONGLY OR SOMEWHAT SUPPORT VACCINE MANDATESOR F PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS. 12% ARE ON THE FENCE. AND 28% STRONGLY OR SOMEATWH OPPOSE SCHOOL MANDATES. >> I WOULD LEAN ON THE SIDE OF SAYING TTHA MAKES SENSE. REPORTER: PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT STEPHEN KISSLER SAYS PARENTS AND POLICY-MAKERS SHOULD REMEMBER.TH WIDESPREAD KIDS ARE GOING TO BE EXPOSED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. >> THEY ARE GOING TOET G THEIR FIRST EXPUROSE FROM THE VACCINE OR THE VIRUS ITSELF. WE KNOW FROM ALL THE DAAT THAT WE HEAV AVAILABLE, THAT EXPOSING THEM THROUGH THE VACCINE ISSTILL REPORTER: WE ASKED ABOUT THE MASK MANDATES. PARENTS SUPPORT THE IDEA OF DROPPING THOSE MASK MANDATES AS SOON AS THE SCH

New UMass Amherst/WCVB poll on children being vaccinated against COVID-19

Updated: 8:20 PM EST Nov 22, 2021

This poll is one of our first glimpses into how Massachusetts parents are thinking about not only getting vaccines for their own children, but also their children's classmates.

This poll is one of our first glimpses into how Massachusetts parents are thinking about not only getting vaccines for their own children, but also their children's classmates.

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