Vaccine Hesitancy in the EU

MIN READMay 17, 2021 | 19:08 GMT

A worker prepares doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a distribution site in Rome, Italy, on May 15, 2021.

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The European Union’s next challenge will be convincing enough people to get a shot, which largely involves fighting vaccine hesitancy. According to a Eurofound survey, people in Western Europe are more willing to get vaccinated than those in Eastern Europe. In France, as well as some Central and Eastern European countries, support for the vaccines is below 60%. This means that these countries could struggle to reach the 70% vaccination rate needed to achieve so-called “herd immunity.” ...

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