Poll: Less than Half of China's Health Workers Want Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine

Poll: Less than Half of China's Health Workers Want Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine


Less than half of healthcare workers polled recently in the Chinese province of Zhejiang would receive a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate after its emergency approval, while just one-quarter of medical workers in Zhejiang are willing to get a coronavirus vaccine once they are available for all people.

Zhejiang’s disease control and prevention center (CDC) surveyed 756 healthcare and epidemic prevention workers in the eastern province for the vaccine poll, released on February 18. Just 42 percent of the medical workers polled would get a coronavirus vaccine candidate approved for emergency use by the Chinese government and “fewer still, only 28 percent, said they were willing to get a shot of their own accord once the vaccines were on the market for all,” the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Friday.

The Zhejiang CDC study’s authors said that most people who expressed an unwillingness to be vaccinated cited concerns about potential health side-effects

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