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Vaccine side-effects a major concern for people, poll shows


The majority of respondents in a Suan Dusit Poll said they wanted to know the Covid-19 vaccine's side-effects before inoculation.

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The poll was conducted from January 22 to 29 with 1,570 respondents.

Asked about their readiness for the government's Covid-19 vaccination campaign beginning in February:

65.99 per cent said they want to know the vaccine's side-effects before inoculation;

20.70 per cent said they were ready to take the vaccine without fear of side-effects;

13.31 per cent said they did not want to take the vaccine.

Asked about respondents' confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine's effectiveness:

63.88 per cent said they have little confidence;

19.30 per cent said they do not have confidence;

16.82 per cent said they have confidence.

Regarding the government's move to take care of people's health after the Covid-19 vaccination:

60.83 per cent said the government would do the same;

35.54 per cent said the government would provide more healthcare;

3.63 per cent said the government would provide less healthcare.

Asked about respondents' worries over the Covid-19 vaccination (multiple choice):

82.71 per cent were worried about side-effects;

71.96 per cent said they were concerned about effectiveness;

54.67 per cent said they were worried about adequate vaccine stocks;

44.17 per cent were worried about the price;

38.60 per cent were concerned about the vaccine brand.

Asked about awareness of Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers (multiple choices):

64.27 per cent said Pfizer-BioNTech;

52.55 per cent named Oxford-AstraZeneca;

51.66 per cent said Sinovac Biotech;

35.10 per cent said Johnson & Johnson;

28.28 per cent said Moderna.

Published : January 31, 2021

By : The Nation