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As Ohio prepares to receive its first batches of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, the question remains how many in the state will be willing to take it.
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But according to a new study from QuoteWizard, indicators show that residents of the Buckeye State are among the most likely to accept the vaccine, as Ohio currently has a 41 percent rate of adults with age-appropriate vaccines -- the 25th highest rate in the country. Additionally, Ohio has seen a 13.89 percent increase in vaccinations over the course of the past five years, one of the highest increases in the country.
The study also found that the national average of American adults in 2019 with age-appropriate vaccinations was 40 percent. Meanwhile, a Gallup poll conducted in October 2020 found 42 percent of adults would not take a COVID-19 vaccine.
States with the highest rates of vaccinated adults in 2019 include Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maryland have the highest rates of. Conversely, Nevada, Wyoming, and Georgia have the lowest rates.
In terms of increases in vaccinations, Wisconsin, Florida, and Arizona have seen the biggest increase in vaccinated adults between 2015 to 2019. In that same time span, a total of 12 states saw a decrease in vaccinated adults.
Nationally, age-appropriate vaccinations have increased by an average of 5.3 percent in the past five years. Of the top 10 states for vaccinated adults in 2019, nine saw an increase in vaccination rates between 2015 to 2019.
According to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the state's first batches of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be distributed around Dec. 15.