Maybe the bad press that the J&J vaccine had resulted in some people being skeptical of any of the vaccines?
People don’t usually know in advance which vaccine they’ll receive when they go to a vaccination site, and some may not have recently wanted to go to the effort of finally nailing an appointment only to find out at the last moment that they’d be getting the J&J – which they might not want. This may even be true of the walk-in sites, where there may still be a long wait in line.
Also, the simple fact that so many people have already received vaccinations, coupled with the fact that there are indeed a lot of anti-vaxers out there, may mean that the numbers of those who still want to get vaccinations has dropped off.
Only about half of the population gets the annual flu vaccination, so it might not come as too big of a surprise that those who don’t get the flu shot may also shun covid vaccination. Lucky for them that the rest of us are getting vaccinated.
Those of us who’ve been vaccinated, plus those who have actually had the covid and recovered, may soon (hopefully) establish communal herd immunity in spite of those who refuse to get vaccinated. They’ll be the gloating, free-loading beneficiaries of the rest of us that did the right thing and got the shot(s).