Vaccine hesitancy increasing after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been put on pause

TUCSON (KVOA) – As the vaccine becomes more available, many appointments are not being filled due to people not wanting a vaccine.

Even after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was put on pause, the United States still has two available vaccines and plenty of appointments.

“We are finally starting to catch up,” Dr. Lisa Soltani of El Rio Community Health Center said. “The supplies starting to catch up with the demand and now we’re starting to see vaccine availability become more accessible to people.”

Almost one-fifth of the country has been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

“I have not seen anything that would scare me or cause any hesitancy. From that perspective, I understand that there are people who don’t want it,” Dr. Jack McGettigan, the owner of Quality of Life Medical Center said. “We are still a free country we still have free will some people choose not to get a vaccine and that’s their right.”