Sixty percent of vaccinated individuals say they are banning unvaccinated family members from seasonal festivities, according to study released Saturday by One Poll.
A slightly higher number, 63%, said they are not comfortable having unvaccinated relatives at their parties.
Some 14% of those surveyed said they would never get the vaccine because of concerns about its safety and side effects.
Almost half of the unvaccinated respondents, 49%, said they are no longer communicating with family members who won’t understand their hesitancy and unwillingness to get the shot, with 22% of those saying they have already been banned from family gatherings.
The study of 1,000 Americans conducted by One Poll on Nov. 2 also showed that 16% of those surveyed ended three or more friendships during the pandemic, starting in March 2020.
The study did not include a margin of error.
While the vast majority, including 81% of Democrats, 64% of Republicans, 69% of independents, and 41% of third-party supporters, are vaccinated with one of the three approved shots from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, 27% of third-party supporters, 20% of independents and 23% of Republicans, remain unvaccinated.
Fourty-five percent of those surveyed said they got their information about the vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42 percent from their doctor or a local clinic, 39 percent from state medical experts and 31 percent from the news.
The survey found that 60% of those who are vaccinated said they were “very confident” about the decision to get the shots, compared to about 33% who said the same about their decision not to get vaccinated.
According to the CDC website, 79.4% of Americans above age 12 have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 58.7% of the population is now fully vaccinated.