19% adult Filipinos willing to take jabs—OCTA


MANILA — A bleak turnout of only 19 percent of adult Filipinos in a survey by OCTA Research are willing to to get COVID-19 vaccines. Meanwhile, nearly half are not at all willing to get inoculated even if a safe and effective vaccine becomes available.

Of 1,200 respondents, in the Tugon ng Masa survey, 46 percent will not take any jabs even as the country waits for the arrival of the needed doses. Roughly a third or 35 percent are undecided about getting vaccinated.

A low 14 percent, meanwhile, intend to avail of the vaccines among those in Balance Luzon. Also, a quarter in Metro Manila (25%) and Mindanao (26%), and a fifth in the Visayas (20%) are willing to get jabs.

Inclined to get vaccinated among Class D (18%) is slightly lower than those of Class ABC and Class E, both at 23%. (JSM/JuanManila)

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