SAN ANTONIO – The race for a COVID-19 vaccine continues as the pandemic rages on throughout the nation and globe.
In Bexar County, two-thirds of likely voters who participated in the Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, but only half would get it if one is available before the year ends.
Out of the 619 likely voters in the Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll, which was conducted between Sept. 17-21, 63% of participants answered they would likely get the vaccine when it’s available, and 50% said they would get it if it became available this year.
Of the 63% who said they would likely get the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available, 39% said they were “very likely,” and 24% said they were “somewhat likely.”
Additionally, 29% of participants said they were “very likely” to get the vaccine this year if it’s available, and 20% answered they were “somewhat likely.”
Bexar County has almost 58,000 total COVID-19 cases and more than 1,100 virus-related deaths. Trials are currently underway for a COVID-19 vaccine around the world, including San Antonio.
In August, a KSAT Explains episode took a dive into the race to find a vaccine and also answered why critically important trials were happening in the Alamo City.