This is how many Gazette readers said they would not get a coronavirus vaccine

Thirty per cent of Gazette readers who took part in an online poll said they would not get a vaccine against Covid-19.

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 4:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 4:26 pm

The question came as research carried out on behalf of the Centre for Countering Digital Hate found that almost a third of Britons ‘definitely will not’ or are unsure about whether they will get a vaccine.

Six per cent of the 1,663 people polled said they would definitely not get vaccinated. A further 10% said they would ‘probably not’, while another 15% said they did not know.

This takes the numbers of those who may not get vaccinated against coronavirus up to almost a third.

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Fresh polling has suggested that almost a third of Britons definitely will not or are unsure about whether they will take up a Covid-19 vaccine. Picture: PA.

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Scientists predict that more than three-quarters of the population would need to be vaccinated in order to have success in suppressing coronavirus.

The poll’s findings could represent a threat to the ability to contain Covid-19.

More than 400 people voted in our own poll on the issue, with 30% saying they would not get a Covid-19 vaccine at time of writing.

This is what you had to say on the Shields Gazette Facebook page:

Raymond Bosworth: “The vaccine has been rushed through, it takes years to test it on people and they get blood test every few months.”

Nathan Gray: The vaccine goes through so many tests and will not be rushed. It’ll be tested by more people than other vaccines do, hence the quicker vaccine.”

Mandy Patterson: “No chance.”

Collette Watson: “It hasn’t been out long enough. For implications and side effects. These things need at least 10-year studies.”

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