New coronavirus vaccination studies are emerging. Research shows what kind of vaccine most Greeks want and how many people will get their children vaccinated.
Vaccine availability at all ages, at all educational levels, in all income categories, in all professions and in all regions of the country is still extremely high.
The 14.3% of Greeks who answered “definitely not” in December 2020 if they would be vaccinated have now dropped to 6.2%. 13.1% who said “probably not” are now 4.8%. Those who now answer “definitely yes” and “probably yes”, together with those who have already been vaccinated, make up 87% of the sample. Interestingly, at the age of 65+, for whom access to appointments has been open for several weeks, and in which the percentage of those who have not been vaccinated remains about 30%, the vast majority of those who have not been vaccinated (66%) state, that “definitely yes” they will be vaccinated.
Obviously, this is a completely different picture compared to September 2020, when only 49.5% of Greeks said they intend to get vaccinated when the vaccine becomes available. The impressive results of clinical trials, as well as the progress of vaccination to date (at the time of the study, more than 1 billion people worldwide were vaccinated) have completely changed the attitude of the Greeks to this process.
This is the sixth study by diANEOsis on the attitudes, views and expectations of Greeks in the new phase of the coronavirus pandemic
In the last days of the survey, an additional question was added, which was asked by about 500 people, 132 of whom had children: “Would you agree to vaccinate your children if it was possible?”
The result, due to the small sample, is only indicative, but interesting: 58.1% of parents said they would not vaccinate their child. Since the EMA has approved the use of one of the Covid vaccines for children between the ages of 12 and 15 in the past few days, this attitude is important. The experts said they will continue to monitor the opinion of parents regarding the vaccination of their children.
As for the vaccine that the Greeks prefer: Pfizer comes first, then Moderna and Johnson’s vaccine, and the last – the AstraZeneca vaccine and “another vaccine” (possibly, the Russian Sputnik V vaccine was meant).