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POLL: Of 500 San Diegans, 72% say vaccines are still safe after Johnson & Johnson pause

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 16:05:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — In a new scientific ABC 10News/Union-Tribune poll, of 500 San Diegans surveyed, most said they remain confident in COVID-19 vaccines after federal guidance recommended a pause on administering Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.

The pause comes after a handful of rare blood clots were reported in patients who had received J&J's one-dose coronavirus vaccine.

Of those San Diegans asked about the current vaccines available, 72% said they believe they are safe, including 28% saying "very safe" and 44% saying "mostly safe." In total, 18% believed the vaccines were not safe, including 10% saying "mostly unsafe" and 8% saying "very unsafe."

When asked about the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 52% of those surveyed said they believe the vaccine is still safe, including 12% saying "very safe" and 40% saying "mostly safe." Those who said they thought the company's vaccine wasn't safe including 20% saying "mostly unsafe" and 13% "very unsafe."

The 500 San Diegans surveyed were also asked about whether they plan to get vaccinated and if vaccines should be mandated in the future. Here are the full results of the survey: