Every single Democratic lawmaker in the House and Senate says they've received a COVID-19 vaccine. Just 45% of House Republicans say they've been vaccinated. — Eliza Relman, Business Insider Senior Politics Reporter
Every single Democratic lawmaker in the House and Senate says they've received a COVID-19 vaccine. Just 45% of House Republicans say they've been vaccinated. — Eliza Relman, Business Insider Senior Politics Reporter
Just 45% of House Republicans say they've been vaccinated while 100% of congressional Democrats say they've gotten the shot
  • Every Democratic lawmaker in the House and Senate says they've received a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • But just 45% of House Republicans say they've been vaccinated, while four GOP senators haven't gotten the shot.
  • Skepticism and opposition to the COVID-19 vaccines is widespread among conservatives and is hindering the US's efforts to achieve herd immunity.
"I'm not going to talk about it. I don't think anybody should have to share their personal, private medical information with anybody," said Rep. Greg Steube of Florida.

... Opposition to the COVID-19 vaccines is particularly widespread among conservatives. 43% of Republicans said they would probably never get the vaccine, according to an April Monmouth poll. Vaccination rates are particularly low in counties that voted for Trump in 2020.

Public health experts say that a combination of vaccine hesitancy, lack of access to the shot, and the growth of new variants will make achieving herd immunity in the US unlikely or even impossible.

Prominent Republicans have sided with many of their vaccine hesitant constituents in arguing that Americans shouldn't feel shamed or pressured into getting the vaccine.
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