Vaccine hesitancy in San Francisco is the lowest in California

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's one thing to make and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. It's another thing to convince people to go out and get it.

Vaccine hesitancy remains a concern in the United States and around the world, but in the Bay Area? Not so much.

New data shows San Francisco has the lowest vaccine hesitancy in California. Only 7% of people in San Francisco said they're hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. About 3% said they are "strongly hesitant."

The data comes from the CDC using data from U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey. Nationwide, the CDC found that as many as a third of adults in some areas reported being hesitant about getting the vaccine. These rates are highest in the states of Wyoming and North Dakota.

The entire Bay Area ranks very low in vaccine hesitancy. Solano County has the most residents who are hesitant, according to the CDC, and they're still only at 11% hesitancy. (See how the numbers stack up in your county in the map below.)

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San Francisco residents' vaccine hesitancy is among the lowest in the country. Only a handful of counties in Massachusetts have fewer skeptical residents.

See vaccine hesitancy rates nationwide using the map below:

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The data backs up what many people are experiencing trying to score a vaccine appointment: with demand outpacing supply, it's hard to find any open slots in the Bay Area.

If you're having trouble finding an appointment through the state's MyTurn site, don't forget to check with your county and your health care provider. We break down how to do that county-by-county here.

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