The following is an interesting story on how certain US politicians who had been promoting an anti-vaccination message as a political tactic have found that this has backfired on them and now find themselves having to urge people to get the jab as their supporters are the ones who are the most vulnerable to infection.
Republican politicians ramp up pro-vaccination messaging as COVID-19 caseloads soar
One particularly amusing one is the governor of Florida Ron DeSantis. He is "thinking about" running for president in 2024. He is now urging people in his state to get the jab and telling them that vaccines save lives at the same time as his campaign team are attacking wearing masks and medical experts.
A major part of the problem is that there is so much misinformation, much of it put out by major political figures for short term partisan gain, that many people don't know what to believe.
The political breakdown of who has been getting vaccinated and who hasn't is interesting. Of the total population in the US, 56.2 per cent have at least one dose. However, 83 per cent of Democrats have at least one dose while only 51 per cent of Republicans do. Of the Republicans who have not been vaccinated, 52 per cent say they definitely won't be doing so.
There is a video in the story (the forum software won't embed it in the post) which is definitely worth watching. It is title "Republican pollster explains why he's helping Biden tackle vaccine hesitancy". It is 5 minutes long and I very much recommend watching it.