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Data shows some Las Vegans hesitant to get the shot are now rolling up their sleeves

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"It's kinda too early," said Las Vegas resident John, one of the nearly 43 percent of Nevadans who aren't vaccinated.

He says little could change his mind at this time.

"I'm kinda scared more about the vaccination than catching COVID," he said.

A recent AP-NORC poll found 45 percent of unvaccinated Americans say they will "definitely not" get the shot.

But Xiomara Alfaro with Mi Familia Vota says she's seen many who were once hesitant change their minds.

"A lot of people are fearful about getting the vaccine because they aren't given the right information," she said.

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Alfaro said canvassing teams help answer questions people may have while sharing their own vaccine experiences.

"That just kind of seems to gain the trust of our community and neighbors," she said.

Fueled by the Delta variant, Nevada, and national hospitalizations continue to rise.

"This may be a tipping point for those who have been hesitant to say, 'Okay, it's time,'" said Dr. Fancis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health on CNN Sunday.

That's what's concerning Marianne Mitch.

"I'm 50-50 on it," she said.

She said she wanted to wait before getting vaccinated, citing concerns of long-term effects. But now she's reconsidering.

"I'm kind of nervous about these new strains they are talking about too."

And nationally, the numbers show progress. Vaccinations, once down a few weeks ago, are slowly ticking up.

The CDC reported over 800,000 doses were administered Saturday, the fifth day the agency recorded more than 700 shots.

As doctors stress the best thing you can do right now is to roll up your sleeves.

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