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Jul 23, 2019

Survey finds majority of Hungarians favor vaccinations

The survey conducted by the Századvég economic research institute shows that 74 percent of the survey’s respondents said vaccination was vital for preserving health.

A survey has found that an overwhelming majority of Hungarians are in favor of vaccinating.

The survey conducted by the Századvég economic research institute shows that 74 percent of the survey’s respondents said vaccination was vital for preserving health.Altogether 15 percent said they were “more in favor that not” of vaccination, with only 9 percent expressing a negative attitude towards the practice.

Hungarians consider vaccination even more important in the case of children, with 93 percent saying they should be vaccinated as early as possible. Only 5 percent of respondents disagreed.

According to MTI, the survey also found that 88 percent of Hungarians have no aversion vaccines, with only 10 percent opposed to them on principle. What’s more, 91 percent of respondents backed the government’s decision to make the vaccination of children against chickenpox mandatory from the autumn, with 7 percent opposing it.

Századvég conducted the survey online in June with a sample of 1,000 adults.