Less than Half in Japan Want COVID-19 Jab within 1 Month: Survey

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London, March 12 (Jiji Press)--Less than half of Japanese people want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine within a month after it becomes available, an international survey by the World Economic Forum and French pollster Ipsos showed Friday.

To the question, "Once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to you, when would you get the vaccine," 49 pct of Japanese respondents said that they would get it immediately or in less than one month.

The rate is relatively low by international standards, suggesting that many people in Japan are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward inoculations.

The survey was conducted among more than 13,500 adults under the age of 75, Feb.25-28, 2021, on Ipsos' online platform.

Brazil and Britain had the highest percentage of respondents wishing to get vaccinated immediately or within a month, both at 85 pct. Japan ranked 12th out of the 15 countries surveyed.

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