People who aren’t comfortable taking financial risks are more likely to hold off on getting a COVID-19 vaccine

People who aren’t comfortable taking financial risks are more likely to hold off on getting a COVID-19 vaccine
Elisabeth Buchwald
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Politics, race and religion are only one side of the coin when it comes to predicting who is more likely to hold off on getting coronavirus vaccines. The other side of the coin is an individual’s financial-risk preference, according to a report published this month in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal by two University of Chicago researchers and one Vanderbilt University researcher. Understanding why individuals are hesitant to get vaccinated is crucial, especially now that everyone above 16 years old is eligible to receive a dose.