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Politicians should be the last to be vaccinated against Covid-19: Nida Poll

Medical workers should get top priority for vaccination, while politicians should be last on the list, according to a public survey by National Institute of Development Administration (Nida).

The Nida Poll public survey of 1,318 people on "Who should be the first to be vaccinated against Covid-19?" was conducted between February 15-17 among people aged 15 years and above from all regions, education levels and occupations nationwide.

In February, the Covid-19 vaccine will be injected into the first group of health personnel both from the public and private sectors.

According to the survey, the "occupations that should be the first to be vaccinated against Covid-19" were:

Healthcare workers: 40.48 per cent

General contractors/labourers: 14.41 per cent

Professionals in tourism sector: 8.87 per cent

All professional groups at the same time: 7.59 per cent

Professional groups of all types of travel and transportation: 5.29 per cent.

Students: 4.93 per cent

Business owners/self-employed: 4.85 per cent

Civil servants/employees/state enterprise employees: 4.38 per cent

Private company employees: 3.82 per cent

Butler/maid/retirees/unemployed: 3.49 per cent

Fisheries farmers: 1.4 per cent

Politicians: 0.48 per cent

Published : February 21, 2021

By : The Nation