November the 18th, 2020 – With the excellent news surrounding the new coronavirus vaccine which is now in its final stages, just how many Croatian citizens would be willing to vaccinate themselves against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? A new survey has revealed some interesting responses and figures.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, of those asked, thirteen percent of respondents have stated that they will definitely get vaccinated against the new virus which took the world by storm this year, while thirty percent stated that they are likely to do so. However, as many as 36 percent of respondents are unlikely to be vaccinated while 21 percent have claimed that they certainly will not obtain the new coronavirus vaccine for themselves.
Those who do agree to the vaccine would be vaccinated out of responsibility to others, as well as because that would suppress the infection itself, giving the virus less healthy people to infect and as such slow it down. Some of them would vaccinate against SARS-CoV-2 as a precaution, and some of them would do so out of not wanting to infect the elderly, those with underlying conditions and complications or members of their families.
A quarter of the respondents will be vaccinated because they are older and because it is a recommendation of the profession for them to protect themselves in such a manner.
Those who would not get vaccinated have claimed they’d avoid it because they don’t believe in the new coronavirus vaccine, and some people are afraid of potential side effects. One in three people who oppose the vaccine believe that the vaccines are generally unsafe and have unwelcome health consequences.