Three in ten people in Denmark uncertain they’d be vaccinated against coronavirus

For the optimists among us, 70 percent of Danes indicated they would choose to be vaccinated

Vaccination conspiracy theories continue to haunt the web, so maybe it’s not such a big surprise that a new poll from Epinion reveals that people in Denmark aren’t convinced they will get a coronavirus jab.

Some 20 percent are unsure about whether or not they would choose to be vaccinated against coronavirus, and 10 percent said they would turn the chance down.

Positive figure?
The National Board of Health took positives from the poll. Talking to DR, its chief physician Bolette Søborg said the results indicated the people in Denmark “can by and large see a need to be vaccinated, but also wants more information.”

“When we know the specific vaccine, it is really important to get information out there, which must be valid and based on everything we know,” she continued. 

It follows the beliefs of Lars Østergaard and Jens Lundgren, professors of infectious diseases, who told DR that vaccine scepticism probably plays a significant role in the 30 percent who are uncertain about getting a vaccine.

Across the world, debate about the safety and usefulness of vaccines is always a contentious topic.

But when?
Of course, while there isn’t a vaccine, such questions are meaningless, but it is still too early to predict when exactly a vaccine will arrive in Denmark.

Lægemiddelstyrelsen has indicated that it expects a vaccine at some point in the next year.

Denmark and the EU currently have an agreement regarding a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. The deal ensures that Denmark will have access to 2.4 million doses of the vaccine if the drug is approved.

The AstraZeneca trials resumed on Saturday after being put on hold earlier in the month when a triallist was hospitalised.