Informal poll shows most willing to take coronavirus vaccine

Written on Dec 23, 2020

OSCPA staff report

Coronavirus vaccines are now being administered, and an informal OSCPA poll last week found that most participants said they would get immunized when it becomes available to them.

In the initial rollout, vaccines have been given to people in nursing homes along with frontline healthcare professionals; 62% of individuals who took the quick poll last week said they would take the vaccine “…as soon as I’m able.”

Other results showed 24% said “Maybe, I haven’t decided yet,” and 13% voted “No, I won’t be getting the vaccine.”

Take OSCPA quick polls in CPA Takeaways, or OSCPA’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages. If you have an idea for a quick poll question, contact Jessica Salerno.

Stop the spread: Businesses needed

Businesses have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Key steps include:

  • Wearing a mask, even when not mandated by law or policy.
  • Staying at least six feet away from those outside of your immediate household.
  • Avoiding indoor activities where masks are not worn – even with your close family or friends if you don’t live in the same house.
  • Washing your hands often.
  • Getting tested if you feel sick and avoid others until results are back.
  • Keeping up your guard. It can be difficult, but it’s necessary to keep people working.
  • Encouraging others to follow these guidelines.

OSCPA is one of 105 businesses statewide participating in the Coalition to Stop the Spread, which has committed to mobilize its workforces, customers, vendors and others to take steps to fight COVID-19.

For more information, and to join the effort, visit Stop the Spread