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Rasmussen Reports released a national phone and online survey related to the COVID vaccine and its side effects. Mark Mitchell, the head pollster at Rasmussen Reports, called the results “astounding.”

Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they believe the COVID shot is effective at preventing infection with the virus.

Just 14 percent of unaffiliated voters and 16 percent of Republicans believe the shot is “very effective” at preventing infection. Forty-seven percent of Democrats believe it to be “very effective.”

Eighty percent of Democrats believe the vaccine is at least somewhat effective at stopping infection.

Sixty-eight percent of adults said they are vaccinated.

Of those 68 percent, 41 percent said they’ve experienced at least a minor side effect. Seven percent said they suffered a major side effect.

Mitchell said according to the poll, 175 million American adults are vaccinated. With seven percent claiming to suffer a major side effect, more than 12 million adults in the U.S. experienced a self-described major side effect from the vaccine.

“That’s over 11 times the reported COVID death numbers,” Mitchell said. “And anyone who may have died from the vaccine obviously can’t tell us that in the poll.”

There is virtually no political division when it comes to side effects:


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