Wed. Jun 23rd, 2021
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About 32 percent of 1 out of 3 Filipinos are willing to get vaccinated for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

The results of the April 28 to May 2 SWS survey showed that 32 percent of adult Filipinos were willing to get vaccinated for Covid-19, 35 percent were uncertain, and 33 percent were unwilling.

However, the number of Filipinos willing to get vaccinated was smaller than the majority (51 percent) that expressed confidence on the government’s evaluation of Covid-19 vaccines. Meanwhile, 31 percent said they were uncertain and 17 percent expressed no confidence on government’s Covid-19 vaccination drive.

The main reason for those who are uncertain about getting vaccinated was fear of side effects at 39 percent while 21 percent said the vaccines are not safe or effective.  On the other hand, 11 percent feared dying from getting vaccinated.

The last SWS survey on Covid-19 vaccination in September 2020 showed 66 percent were willing to get vaccinated “if it’s available now.”

College graduates made up the biggest group willing to be vaccinated for Covid-19 at 50 percent followed by those who finished junior high school (34 percent), grade school (25 percent), and those who did not graduate from elementary (25 percent).

For the latest SWS survey, 1,200 respondents were polled in face-to-face interviews. SOVEREIGNPH

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