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Covid-19: strong increase in the intention to be vaccinated among young people

2021-05-08T22:32:35.092Z

55% of 18-24 year olds assure that they “certainly” or “probably” want to be vaccinated, they were only 36% in mid-March.



A majority of young people aged 18 to 24 now want to be vaccinated against Covid-19, a sharp increase compared to March, according to a survey carried out by Public Health France.

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55% of people in this age group not yet vaccinated, interviewed between April 21 and 23, assure that they “

certainly

” or “

probably

” want to be vaccinated, according to this survey published on Friday. In mid-March, young people of the same age were just over a third (36%) to give the same answer. The intention to be vaccinated is also increasing among 25-34 year olds, to 43% against 39%, but remains stable for the entire population (56%). This adherence to vaccination is clearly higher among people belonging to the “

higher socio-professional categories

” (64%) than among “

CSP-

” and inactive people (50%). The men are also much more up for theinjection (62%) than women (51%).

Among the 44% resistant to vaccination, “the reasons declared to justify their choice were most often:“

new vaccines are not safe

”(69%); "

It is not effective in preventing the spread of the epidemic

" (26%) or "

the disease

" (25%); “

I prefer other means of prevention such as barrier gestures

” (23%) as well as “

you cannot choose your vaccine

” (20%), ”explains Public Health France in its weekly epidemiological update. A third of them indicate that they would be ready to change their mind if there was "

information which proves the effectiveness and the safety of the vaccine

".

Since the start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in France at the end of December, a quarter of the population has received at least one injection, 11% of which have already received two doses. The survey was carried out before the successive announcements, on April 29 and May 6, by Emmanuel Macron on the acceleration of the vaccination schedule.

Source: lefigaro

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