Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19: County and local estimates

data.cdc.gov | Last Updated 17 May 2021

Due to the change in the survey instrument regarding intention to vaccinate, our estimates for “hesitant or unsure” or “hesitant” derived from April 14-26, 2021, are not directly comparable with prior Household Pulse Survey data and should not be used to examine trends in hesitancy. To support state and local communication and outreach efforts, ASPE developed state, county, and sub-state level predictions of hesitancy rates (https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/vaccine-hesitancy) using the most recently available federal survey data. We estimate hesitancy rates at the state level using the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) (https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/household-pulse-survey.html) data and utilize the estimated values to predict hesitancy rates at the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) level using the Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)(https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/microdata.html). To create county-level estimates, we used a PUMA-to-county crosswalk from the Missouri Census Data Center(https://mcdc.missouri.edu/applications/geocorr2014.html). PUMAs spanning multiple counties had their estimates apportioned across those counties based on overall 2010 Census populations. The HPS is nationally representative and includes information on U.S. residents’ intentions to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when available, as well as other sociodemographic and geographic (state, region and metropolitan statistical areas) information. The ACS is a nationally representative survey, and it provides key sociodemographic and geographic (state, region, PUMAs, county) information. We utilized data for the survey collection period April 14, 2021 – April 26, 2021, which the HPS refers to as Week 28. PUMA COVID-19 Hesitancy Data - https://data.cdc.gov/Vaccinations/Vaccine-Hesitancy-for-COVID-19-Public-Use-Microdat/djj9-kh3p

Tags: coronavirus, covid-19, vaccine hesitancy

This dataset has the following 21 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
FIPS Codefips_codetextFIPS codes are numbers which uniquely identify geographic areas
County Namecounty_nametextName of County
StatestatetextState
Estimated hesitantestimated_hesitantnumberEstimate of percentage of adults who describe themselves as “probably not” or “definitely not” going to get a COVID-19 vaccine once one is available to them, based on national survey data.
Estimated hesitant or unsureestimated_hesitant_or_unsurenumberEstimate of percentage of adults who describe themselves as “unsure”, “probably not”, or “definitely not” going to get a COVID-19 vaccine once one is available to them, based on national survey data.
Estimated strongly hesitantestimated_strongly_hesitantnumberEstimate of percentage of adults who describe themselves as “definitely not” going to get a COVID-19 vaccine once one is available to them, based on national survey data.
Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)social_vulnerability_indexnumberSVI values range from 0 (least vulnerable) to 1 (most vulnerable).
SVI Categorysvi_categorytextSVI categorized as follows: Very Low (0.0-0.19), Low (0.20-0.39); Moderate (0.40-0.59); High (0.60-0.79); Very High (0.80-1.0)
CVAC level of concern for vaccination rolloutability_to_handle_a_covidnumberCVAC Index values range from 0 (lowest concern) to 1 (highest concern)
CVAC Level Of Concerncvac_categorytextCVAC categorized as follows: Very Low (0.0-0.19), Low (0.20-0.39); Moderate (0.40-0.59); High (0.60-0.79); Very High (0.80-1.0)
Percent adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19percent_adults_fullynumberPercent of Adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Percent Hispanicpercent_hispanicnumberPercent of county population that is Hispanic
Percent non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Nativepercent_non_hispanic_americannumberPercent of county population that is non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native
Percent non-Hispanic Asianpercent_non_hispanic_asiannumberPercent of county population that is non-Hispanic Asian
Percent non-Hispanic Blackpercent_non_hispanic_blacknumberPercent of county population that is non-Hispanic Black
Percent non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanderpercent_non_hispanic_nativenumberPercent of county population that is non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Percent non-Hispanic Whitepercent_non_hispanic_whitenumberPercent of county population that is non-Hispanic White
Geographical Pointgeographical_pointpoint
State Codestate_codetext
County Boundarycounty_boundarymultipolygon
State Boundarystate_boundarymultipolygon