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According to a survey, every tenth citizen of Germany does not want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. In contrast, 67 percent of Germans say it is "safe" or "likely" to accept a vaccination offer.
This is according to a representative survey conducted by the opinion research institute Kantar, which is available to the newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe (Friday). However, the willingness to vaccinate among 67 percent of Germans is the second lowest within the G7 countries of the major Western industrialized nations, he said.
Only in France is the approval rate even lower
At 58 percent, according to the data, only France’s willingness to be vaccinated is even lower. The British (78 percent) and Italians (74 percent) were more clearly in favor of this protection against the coronavirus once the vaccine is available.
Kantar policy researcher Torsten Schneider-Haase described the low vaccination readiness in Germany as problematic. "This is where the relatively high number of opponents of vaccination comes through, which can also be observed, for example, in the case of measles" he told Funke newspapers.
Great willingness to vaccinate in Great Britain and Japan
Germans were also reluctant to have their children vaccinated, according to the survey. Only 64 percent would "certainly" or "probably" have their daughters and sons vaccinated against the corona virus. Once again, only France was behind Germany on this ie with 56 percent. On the other hand, parents in Great Britain (74 percent) and Japan (73 percent) were very willing to vaccinate.
The Kantar polling institute surveyed between 26. May and the 1. June in the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Canada each at least 1.000 people.