September 20 was the first day for the administration of the 'recall' to the vulnerable categories indicated by a circular from the Ministry of Health: immunocompromised, transplanted, cancer patients with certain specificities.
According to a survey conducted by SWG in the first week of September, 84% of those who have been vaccinated feel protected (sum much + quite protected).
And, among those who have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, 23% would like to have a third dose of the vaccine as soon as possible and 61% say they are willing to do a third dose only if strictly necessary, while 14% would not want to do it.
In short, only about a quarter of Italians of age seem willing to take the third dose without any conditions whatsoever, while almost two thirds affect this option. To investigate the issue, ANSA and DataMediaHub analyzed the online conversations (social networks + news sites + blogs and forums) on the subject.
In the last week there have been almost 33 thousand citations related to the third dose, by more than 6 thousand unique authors, whose contents have involved (like + reaction + comments and shares) over 272 thousand people.
A volume of conversations that generated an “opportunity to be seen” of 52.6 billion impressions. Potential reach that we reasonably estimate to be 2.6 billion impressions, of exposure to content related to the theme, gross of duplications.
If these are the purely quantitative aspects, it is by going into the details of the qualitative ones that the analysis we have carried out brings out elements of particular interest.
The main emerging element is related to sentiment, to the emotions linked to the semantic analysis of the terms used in the conversations relating to the third dose. Sentiment that is clearly negative compared to the positive one, as shown by the infographic summarizing the results.
Sentiment, in fact, negative, due to doubts about the need, or not, to administer the third dose of the vaccine to everyone (which, however, is not currently contemplated), the decision of the US FDA on the subject, the lack of studies, and of course generic references to 'freedom of individual choice'.
Aspects that emerge clearly from the word cloud of the most recurring terms with the discussion that focuses precisely on these aspects, with dissertations on the immune system rather than on possible side effects or immunosuppressive drugs. Just to name a few.
Fortunately, to balance the sentiment and the prevailing doubts, some media outlets think about it whose posts / tweets, including that of ANSA, which turns out to be one of those that generate the highest level of involvement, provide overall correct information on the subject. .