Less than a quarter of Russians fully trust vaccines

Published the results of studies of European and American specialists studying the change

attitudes of residents of 149 countries around the world to vaccines over the past five years.

We have done the largest research onhow much attitudes towards vaccines have changed globally and in 149 individual countries. While the level of European confidence in vaccines in general remains very low, there are hints that this figure is growing rapidly. True, with the exception of some countries, such as Poland, where anti-vaccination movement has intensified in the past two years.

Study authors

During the study, scientists conducted almost threehundreds of surveys in 149 countries of the world, covering a total of more than 284 thousand people. They answered three questions: do they consider vaccines safe, effective and important for the survival of humanity.

In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the indicatorconfidence in vaccines is growing rapidly, except in some countries. So, in Russia, only 23% of Russians consider vaccinations to be absolutely safe, the report says.

On the other hand, the number of Russians who categorically refuse to be vaccinated (not only from coronavirus, but from any disease) is only 6.5%.

In general, the number of people who are confident invaccine safety in Russia has grown significantly in recent years, increasing from 18.1% in 2015 to 23.5% in December last year. Similarly, the share of people who are fundamentally not ready for vaccination decreased from 8.1% to 6.5%. Scientists have recorded similar patterns in how people's attitudes towards the importance and effectiveness of vaccinations have changed.

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