How Attitudes About Vaccines Could Complicate Idaho's COVID-19 Fight
The first COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Idaho this week and has begun being administered to frontline health care workers. The state is still figuring out in what order different groups of people will receive the vaccine and when exactly that will be. But when your time comes to access the vaccine, will you do so?
The state and federal government is working hard to encourage folks to get the vaccine and effectively end the pandemic. But they are battling a slog of misinformation that seems to grow each day online. How might attitudes about vaccines in general — and this vaccine in particular — affect the outcome of this important effort?
Idaho Matters is joined by University of Idaho philosophy professor Bert Baumgaertner who has studied attitudes around vaccines to give us context to this question.
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