French people less inclined to be vaccinated than last summer, according to Public Health France

French people less inclined to be vaccinated than last summer, according to Public Health France


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According to public health France, 53% of French people would be inclined to be vaccinated, against 64% in July.

The French are less inclined to be vaccinated against the coronavirus than last summer, notes Public Health France which specifies in its last weekly update on the epidemic that they are only half of them left to express the intention to do so. against just under two-thirds in July. “In November 2020, only half of those surveyed (53%) replied that they definitely or probably wanted to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This result is down from July when 64% said they intended to get it. do, “SPF says.

The elderly, the most likely to be vaccinated

The agency relies on the results of France CoviPrev, a repeated survey of independent samples of 2,000 adults residing in metropolitan France. Men (64%), CSP + (60%) and people aged over 65 (72%) are the most likely to be vaccinated, says Public Health France. Conversely, only 44% of the women questioned answer that they will be “certainly or probably” vaccinated. By age group, the 25-34 year-olds are the least likely to provide the same answer (33%) and, in terms of socio-professional categories, the inactive (45%).

The French government on Thursday detailed its plan for vaccinating the French population against the coronavirus in three phases, with priority given to the most vulnerable groups as soon as the vaccine doses are available.

During the press conference presenting this plan, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, underlined that no one would be obliged to be vaccinated. To the “anti-vax”, he indicated that the executive was “aware that vaccination raises as many questions and hope as apprehension” but called to “distinguish the critical mind from the suspicious mind” and promised “full transparency”.

(With Reuters)


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