Poll: Only half of Utahns say they’d take FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine

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SALT LAKE CITY — Melanie Hill doesn’t do well with flu shots. In fact, she typically got her annual injection on a Friday knowing she would be sick for a couple of days.

For that reason, the Lehi resident said she likely won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine.

“For probably the last five years or six years I haven’t gotten (a flu shot) and actually had healthier winters. I don’t think my body responds well to the flu,” said Hill, the mother of two high schoolers and one in elementary school.

“I vaccinate my kids. My husband will probably get it, but my body doesn’t do well with it.”

Hill is among nearly a quarter of Utahns who say they would not take an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine if it were available, according to a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.

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