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A quarter of Croatians never want to get vaccinated for Covid – according to new survey

Written by  The Dubrovnik Times Oct 08, 2021

Croatia is among the four worst countries in the European Union in terms of the share of stubborn opponents of vaccination in the total population.

This follows from the results of a survey published by Eurobarometer. This is a field survey of the barometer of people's attitudes in the 27 countries of the European Union on the economy, the coronavirus epidemic and the Covid vaccination conducted in June and July this year.

Probably the most interesting results for Croatia are those on attitudes towards Covid vaccination. In the research, they asked respondents from 27 European countries when they would like to receive the Covid vaccine, i.e. whether they have already received it.

Looking at the European Union average, 69 percent of respondents said they would like to be vaccinated as soon as possible or that they have already received the vaccine. 9 percent of respondents said they would like to receive the vaccine this year, 11 percent said “later,” and 10 percent said “never”.

But the numbers for Croatia are much more on the side of being against getting vaccinated. In fact, Croatia is at the very bottom of the scale of interest in the Covid vaccine.

In as many as 22 European Union countries, more than half of respondents say they want to be vaccinated as soon as possible or have already been vaccinated, led by Malta, the Netherlands and Ireland (87 percent), Belgium (86 percent), Spain (85 percent) and Sweden. (84 percent) and Denmark (83 percent).

Unfortunately, Croatia is on the other side of the spectrum. Namely, about a quarter of the respondents from Bulgaria, Latvia, Slovenia and Croatia said that they never want to be vaccinated against Covid.

Among the four countries, Bulgaria is the worst (26 percent do not want to be vaccinated at all), followed by Latvia and Slovenia with 24 percent and Croatia with 22 percent, reports HINA.


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