Coronavirus vaccine acceptance rises in some countries, shows survey

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New Delhi (NVI): Willingness to get a Covid-19 vaccine is on the rise compared to the statistics of last year, a survey of six industrialised countries showed.

KekstCNC, an international consultancy, said in a survey conducted in February that more people in the United Kingdom, the United States and even vaccine-skeptical France now accept the idea of getting a coronavirus vaccine shot.

The survey also covered Germany, Japan and Sweden where a similar trend was clear, it added.

“As vaccine rollouts commence, higher numbers of people in all countries say they would take the vaccine,” the survey said.

Notably, the highest percentage was found in the UK with 89 per cent of those questioned in favour of taking a vaccine, up from 70 per cent in December, 2020.

France was the country in the study with the least enthusiasm at 59 percent, but favourable opinions about vaccines were still sharply up from the 40 percent level seen in December.

Meanwhile, in Sweden, the rate was 76 per cent against 53 in December, in the US 64 per cent against 58, in Germany 73 against 63 and in Japan 64 against 50.

However, some people were highly critical of the vaccine rollout in their country.

While 76 per cent of Britons surveyed felt their government had gotten the rollout speed “about right”, that percentage fell to 32 per cent in the US, 28 per cent in Germany and Japan, 22 in France and only 20 per cent in Sweden.

Furthermore, citizens in the six countries judged that Israel and Britain had done the world’s best jobs with their vaccine rollout.

-CHK