The willingness of Estonian residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased dramatically over the past few weeks.
This is reported by ERR.
According to a survey by Turu-uuringute AS, commissioned by the State Chancellery, as of the end of March, 75% of respondents were ready to be vaccinated against coronavirus. The respondents also include people who have already been given the vaccine.
This indicator has been steadily increasing since the beginning of January. Two weeks ago, 71% of respondents were ready to be vaccinated, a month ago — 69%.
This is due to an increase in the number of vaccinated people, a decrease in the number of skeptics, and those who have a negative attitude to vaccination against COVID-19.
At the beginning of January, 16% of respondents expressed the opinion that they most likely do not plan to be vaccinated. At the end of March, their number decreased to 10%.
15% of respondents were against vaccination in early January, and 12% in mid — and late March.
At the same time, the sense of danger due to the spread of the coronavirus, which has been growing steadily since the beginning of February and reached a record high two weeks ago, has begun to decline. According to the latest data, 69% of respondents consider the situation critical, while 81% thought so in mid-March.
Recall that the Estonian government recently continued the existing restrictions to combat the coronavirus epidemic until April 25.
Strict quarantine in Estonia was introduced on March 11. From this day on, all stores are closed, except for grocery stores, pharmacies, pet stores, gas stations, and others that sell basic necessities. Restaurants can only sell take-out or take-out meals.