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Aug 12, 2020

55 percent of Hungarians say they will get inoculated against COVID-19

A survey has found that the majority of Hungarians expect a vaccination against the novel coronavirus to be ready in a year’s time and 55 percent said they would want to get inoculated.

 

A survey has found that the majority of Hungarians expect a vaccination against the novel coronavirus to be ready in a year’s time and 55 percent said they would want to get inoculated.

The survey, commissioned by the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM), showed that some 32 percent of those interviewed said the vaccination would become available in Hungary in less than 12 months, 50 percent expect it in a year and 16 percent in two years. AIPM said only 2 percent of Hungarians said no vaccination would be available at all.

When asked about non-compulsory vaccination, 64 percent of those interviewed said they had never taken any kind of non-compulsory vaccines. Of those that have received such vaccination, 29 percent said it was against the flu, 9 percent received it against tick-borne encephalitis and 4 percent against meningitis. Some 44 percent said they had the vaccination administered each year and 5 percent said they had it more frequently.

Finally, AIPM said a total of 33 percent get non-compulsory vaccination less frequently than every five years, 12 percent get it every two years, and 7 percent every five years.