The unvaccinated but willing account for approximately 10% of the U.S. population, according to a report last month. Immunizing this group could be critical to attaining herd immunity and protecting those disproportionately affected by the pandemic. wapo.st/3CFHgwx
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To fill the gap, a motley contingent of volunteers has stepped in — from nurses ferrying patients in their own cars to retired health care workers manning phone lines to community members passing out educational fliers. wapo.st/3CFHgwx
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For Jovany Ochoa, this volunteer gig has been a chance to convince his former co-workers to get vaccinated. Armed with a handful of brochures, he drives to places where he thinks he can talk to people about the vaccine. wapo.st/3CFHgwx
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The reasons people have not yet gotten their shot vary widely, making it difficult to find a one-size-fits-all approach. wapo.st/3CFHgwx

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Nearly 100 free and charitable clinics across the country, which services uninsured or underinsured people, have forged bridges with underserved communities in an initiative dubbed “Project Finish Line,” aiming to vaccinate 1 million hard-to-reach people. wapo.st/3CFHgwx
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Replying to @washingtonpost
WaPo, if you want to help, please help get other vaccines to market to help people like me. We could sure use your help. Look into @medicagoinc @Novavax @Ocugen. We’re not ant vax, we just can’t take what’s approved!
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If you can't take the mRNA Pfizer/Moderna, surely J & J is an option? It's an entirely different formulation.
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Most of those reasons come from Facebook.
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People with medical ptsd. If someone has trauma surrounding needles, hospitals, doctors it makes it very hard for them to be be able to get themselves there. I know there's people who have it, but when you try to research it only brings up "irrational fear" of needles.
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THIS, this is me 100% I am TERRIFIED of needles and have been trying to get it and I keep failing cuz of my fear and it sucks
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Called "excuses."
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