What’s Behind Growing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy?

Officials are offering everything from free beer to free vacations. What will it take to get the final third of the state vaccinated?

A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine vial and syringe. An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15.
A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine vial and syringe. An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15.
A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine vial and syringe. An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15.
A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine vial and syringe. An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15.

What’s Behind Growing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy?

Officials are offering everything from free beer to free vacations. What will it take to get the final third of the state vaccinated?

Everything from paid days off to free sports and Six Flags tickets are being offered to vaccine holdouts. Companies are even running sweepstakes, offering everything from free flights and cruises to Super Bowl tickets. And if that wasn’t enough… Governor Pritzker is hinting that the vaccinated may have a shot at winning a special lottery.

Reset asks a local physician what’s behind vaccine hesitancy and what it will take to get the final third of the state vaccinated.

GUEST: Dr. Monica Peek, physician and health disparities researcher at UChicago Medicine