The NEA poll, which was conducted by GBAO Strategies, surveyed more than 3,000 NEA members between Feb. 26 and March 4. Among the findings:
An additional 36% of educators have scheduled, or intend to schedule, their vaccination.
86% believe educators should be prioritized to receive the vaccine.
Most members (87%) are willing to work in-person if they are fully vaccinated.
There have been improvements in awareness of how to get vaccinated.
Among those who have been vaccinated or plan to be, 61% had some difficulty with scheduling compared to 67% in last month's survey.
The percentage of members who found it very difficult to get scheduled declined from 46 to 34%.
The poll finds NEA members favor a range of policies to safeguard school buildings, including near universal support for requiring masks and other protective equipment, requiring those who test positive to isolate according to CDC guidelines, thorough cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and improving ventilation in buildings. Three-fourths of respondents report their schools now have educators in buildings all or part of the time, compared to 64% last month.