By the Numbers: Women getting vaccinated at higher rates than men

A look at the gender gap in vaccination rates across the United States.
1:07 | 06/24/21

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Truly in the new census report prior partners 538 finding a large gender gap in vaccination rates why women more likely to get the jab than men. We explore by the numbers nine and a half million more women than men are vaccinated for Covert nineteen in this country according to the CDC. And all the gender disparity varies by state the sure women who are vaccinated is nearly ten percentage points higher on average than men. Experts aren't exactly sure why but here's some theories. Women make up 55% of American adults age 65 and older this group was given priority in the vaccine roll out. As work health care practitioners who are 74% of women and a child care workers there in 95%. Women there's also politics. Tony 9% of Republicans said that they would definitely not get the vaccine compared to just. 5% of Democrats according to the Kaiser Family Foundation women are more likely to be Democrats or lean democratic. Finally some researchers say that men who conformed to so called traditional masculine norms. The idea that men should be tough and self reliant could be more likely to reject the vaccine.

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