32% people willing to get vaccines in first phase of Covid-19 inoculation: survey | The Daily Star
05:06 PM, January 26, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:33 PM, January 26, 2021

32% people willing to get vaccines in first phase of Covid-19 inoculation: survey

A new survey has revealed that 32 percent people have said they will take Covid-19 vaccines at the very beginning of the countrywide inoculation likely to start from February 8.

A majority of the people—around 52 percent, however, want to take the vaccine a few weeks or months after the vaccination will start.

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On the other hand, some 16 percent people said they will not take the vaccine at all, revealed the survey conducted on 3,560 people from 16 upazilas of eight divisions and two city corporations of Dhaka city.

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) at Dhaka University and Bangladesh Como Modeling Team jointly conducted the study between January 10 and 25.

Eagerness to take vaccine was more evident among rural people than in urban areas, the study revealed.

Researchers said they will continue the study to explore the aftermath of the first vaccination run scheduled for launch tomorrow in Dhaka and on February 8 across the country.

"This is the first round of our study. We will start the second round of the study after the vaccination will start," said Dr Shafiun Shimul, member of the study team and an associate professor of IHE.

 

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