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COVID-19: Young people less likely to get vaccinated, survey finds

According to research carried out by Ipsos MRBI (Market Research Bureau International) for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), young people are less likely to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

The survey revealed that vaccine hesitancy for 18 to 34-year-olds is at 13%.

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Within this figure, 8% stated that they would refuse the vaccine while 5% said that they were unsure.

The overall figure of vaccine hesitancy in Ireland is 9%, with 6% saying that they would not get vaccinated while 3% said that they were unsure.

Last October, the IPHA conducted a survey on vaccine hesitancy, 12% of people stated that they would not get vaccinated while 33% said that they were unsure.

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These figures reveal a 36-point drop in vaccine hesitancy over the last 11 months.

Overall, the research stated that 91% of people either intended to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or have already been vaccinated.

The results reveal that 2% of people would take a vaccine and when combined with the cohort that has received at least one vaccine, the number rises to 91%.

Just 6% of people would refuse a Covid-19 vaccine, a figure which has remained relatively stable since the start of the year.

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