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Infographic – More Eager for Covid-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine poll

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30 Jan. 2021. Surveys by the polling company Ipsos indicate publics in 15 countries overall are more willing than before to get vaccinated against Covid-19 disease. The data come from Ipsos surveys conducted online in January 2021 for the World Economic Forum virtual meeting usually held at this time in Davos, Switzerland, and published this week by the business data company Statista.

The results show three-quarters or more of respondents in Brazil, U.K., China, Canada, South Korea, and Spain agree with the statement, “If a vaccine for Covid-19 were available, I would get it.” (Not displayed: Mexico, Italy, and Australia are also in this group.) In addition, solid majorities of publics — roughly two-thirds — in Germany, Japan, and the U.S. also indicate a willingness. In France, South Africa, and Russia, however, only about half express an interest getting vaccinated.

In most of the countries surveyed, eagerness to get the vaccine increased since similar polls in December, particularly in France and Spain where the percentage willing to get vaccinated increased by double-digits. Only the U.S. and South Africa register declines. However, a Pew Research Center survey in November 2020 shows 60 percent of U.S. adults say they would get a Covid-19 vaccine, roughly similar to the Ipsos finding, but that percentage increased from about half in September 2020.

Overall, the data suggest that vaccine hesitancy is ebbing as the vaccines become authorized and more people get vaccinated. However, that puts the onus on vaccine manufacturers and health authorities to make the vaccines widely available to meet the demand.

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