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Half of parents not comfortable with five to 12-year-olds getting vaccinated

A survey conducted by marketing agency Zhara revealed that concerns around the safety of vaccines have arisen with just over half of parents not being comfortable with five to 12-year-olds getting vaccinated.

This comes as the Government prepares to administer vaccines to primary school children once it’s approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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In regards to pregnant women, 54% stated that they chose to not get vaccinated as they were not comfortable with receiving it during pregnancy.

Managing director and co-founder of Zhara ‘Gina Miltiadou’ stated, “The vast majority are committed to persevering over the coming months in a bid to protect public health, and this theme follows through in how the nation plans to celebrate Christmas”.

Large numbers of people have expressed disappointment as they believed life would return to normal after the majority of people were fully vaccinated.

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However, the survey also revealed that the majority of people would get a booster vaccine if it was offered to them.

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