Morenoff identifies groups unlikely to get vaccinated

August 5, 2021 Second Wave - Michigan

After compiling data for the Detroit Metro Area Community Survey (DMACS), Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of sociology and public policy, found an alarming conclusion. Adults living with families with children under 18 are less likely to get vaccinated and most say they don't plan on getting vaccinated. 

"More adults with kids have already had COVID-19, so (they believe that they) already have antibodies," he says. "But the bigger issue goes back to issues of trust. Adults living with kids are less trustful of information, the validity of the vaccine development process, and of the health care system in general. That's a concern because it doesn't bode well for efforts to get their kids vaccinated."