By Sarah Keane • 04 December 2020 • 13:13
OVER half of Spaniards say they will refuse the Covid-19 vaccine until they know the effects
According to the Special Study on the consequences and effects of coronavirus (II) published on Friday, December 4 by the Centre for Sociological Research (CIS), only 32.5 per cent of Spanish people surveyed would be willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine immediately once it is available. Some 55.2 per cent say they would prefer to wait to know the effects.
The work is based on 2,131 interviews conducted in 872 municipalities between November 23 and 26.
However, the majority of Spaniards say they would accept the vaccine if a medical professional recommended it because of medical history or if they were at risk of infecting a loved one. Overall, only 8.4 per cent of the population of Spain revealed they would be unwilling to get the jab under any circumstances.
Regarding the need for compliance with the standards of protection against the coronavirus, only 16 per cent believe that it is enough to trust that people comply voluntarily. The vast majority (78.4 per cent) believe that tax measures such as sanctions or fines are necessary. The majority (62.4 per cent) blame young people as the most undisciplined group with the coronavirus protection regulations.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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